Continuation ECT in treatment-resistant schizophrenia: a controlled study.

  title={Continuation ECT in treatment-resistant schizophrenia: a controlled study.},
  author={Worrawat Chanpattana and M L Chakrabhand and Harold A. Sackeim and W Kitaroonchai and Ronnachai Kongsakon and Pisarn Techakasem and Wanchai Buppanharun and Y Tuntirungsee and N Kirdcharoen},
  journal={The journal of ECT},
  volume={15 3},
In patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS), this study compared the efficacy of continuation treatment with flupenthixol alone, continuation electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) alone, and combined continuation ECT and flupenthixol. One hundred fourteen TRS patients received acute treatment (Phase I) with bilateral ECT and flupenthixol (12-24 mg/day). Fifty-eight patients met remitter criteria, including clinical stability during a 3-week stabilization period, and were eligible for the… CONTINUE READING

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