Effect of Age on Psychiatric Rehospitalization Rates After Electroconvulsive Therapy for Patients With Depression.

@article{Rosen2016EffectOA,
  title={Effect of Age on Psychiatric Rehospitalization Rates After Electroconvulsive Therapy for Patients With Depression.},
  author={Brooke H. Rosen and Simon Kung and Maria I. Lapid},
  journal={The journal of ECT},
  year={2016},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={93-8}
}
OBJECTIVES The aims of this naturalistic study are to examine psychiatric rehospitalization rates in geriatric compared to nongeriatric patients who receive electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and to characterize the sustained effectiveness of ECT for treatment of depression. METHODS Retrospective review of electronic medical records at a tertiary care center for patients with major depressive disorder who received an acute course of ECT at an index psychiatric hospitalization over a 5-year… CONTINUE READING
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