Characteristics of responders and nonresponders to brief-pulse right unilateral ECT in a controlled clinical trial.

@article{Delva2001CharacteristicsOR,
  title={Characteristics of responders and nonresponders to brief-pulse right unilateral ECT in a controlled clinical trial.},
  author={Nicholas J. Delva and Donald G Brunet and Emily R. Hawken and R M Kesteven and James Stuart Lawson and D. W. Lywood and Marien Rodenburg and John J T Waldron},
  journal={The journal of ECT},
  year={2001},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={118-23}
}
In a double-blind, randomized controlled study of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with major depression, 7 of the 17 patients allocated to the right unilateral group failed to respond to treatment. The nonresponders were subsequently openly treated with bitemporal treatment, which produced an acceptable outcome in these cases of right unilateral treatment failure. This paper describes the clinical outcome, electrophysiological characteristics (impedence, estimated seizure threshold… CONTINUE READING

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