Early improvement predicts outcome of major depressive patients treated with electroconvulsive therapy.

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The aim of this study was to test whether early symptom improvement predicts final response and remission for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). MDD inpatients (N=130) requiring ECT were recruited. ECT was generally performed for a maximum of 12 sessions. Symptom severity was assessed using the 17-item… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2015.12.019

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@article{Lin2016EarlyIP, title={Early improvement predicts outcome of major depressive patients treated with electroconvulsive therapy.}, author={Chieh-Hsin Lin and Ming-Chao Chen and Wei-Cheng Yang and H. E. David Lane}, journal={European neuropsychopharmacology : the journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology}, year={2016}, volume={26 2}, pages={225-233} }