Does ECT permanently alter seizure threshold?

  title={Does ECT permanently alter seizure threshold?},
  author={Richard B. Krueger and Joanne M. Fama and D. P. Devanand and Joan Prudic and Harold A. Sackeim},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
Recent research has raised the possibility that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) results in a persistent elevation of seizure threshold among males. In this study, seizure threshold, quantified by the method of limits procedure, was assessed at the first and last treatments of 148 consecutive depressed patients. Patients with and without a prior history of ECT did not differ in seizure threshold at the first treatment, seizure duration at the first treatment or averaged across all treatments, or… CONTINUE READING

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