ECT in bipolar and unipolar depression: differences in speed of response.

@article{Daly2001ECTIB,
  title={ECT in bipolar and unipolar depression: differences in speed of response.},
  author={John J. Daly and Joan Prudic and D. P. Devanand and M. Nobler and Sarah H. Lisanby and Shoshana Peyser and S P Steven P Roose and Harold A. Sackeim},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2001},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={95-104}
}
OBJECTIVES There is sparse evidence for differences in response to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) between patients with bipolar or unipolar major depression, with virtually no information on speed of response. We contrasted a large sample of bipolar (BP) and unipolar (UP) depressed patients in likelihood and rapidity of clinical improvement with ECT. METHODS Over three double-blind treatment protocols, 228 patients met Research Diagnostic Criteria for UP (n = 162) or BP depression (n = 66… CONTINUE READING