Chronic electroconvulsive shock decreases (+/-) 1-(4-iodo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-2-aminopropane hydrochloride (DOI)-induced wet-dog shake behaviors of dexamethasone-treated rats.


Electroconvulsive shock (ECS) therapy is considered to be an effective treatment for depression, but its mechanism of action is still unknown. We investigated the effect of chronic ECS in rats treated for 14 days with dexamethasone (Dex), a glucocorticoid receptor agonist. Chronic injection of sesame oil decreased body weight change and increased serotonin… (More)


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