Comparison of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) with or without anti-epileptic drugs in bipolar disorder.

@article{Virupaksha2010ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) with or without anti-epileptic drugs in bipolar disorder.},
  author={Harve Shanmugam Virupaksha and Barki Shashidhara and Jagadisha Thirthalli and Chennaveerachari Naveen Kumar and Bangalore Nanjundayya Gangadhar},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2010},
  volume={127 1-3},
  pages={66-70}
}
BACKGROUND Guidelines regarding the combination of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) and ECT have been contradictory. Evidence based knowledge about the advantages and disadvantages of this combination is sparse. METHOD We studied the records of consecutive non-epileptic bipolar disorder patients referred for ECT between the months of January 2006 and January 2008 in an academic psychiatric hospital. Seizure threshold, failure to achieve adequate seizures, maximum electrical charge received and the… CONTINUE READING
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