Efficacy and cognitive side effects after brief pulse and ultrabrief pulse right unilateral electroconvulsive therapy for major depression: a randomized, double-blind, controlled study.

@article{Spaans2013EfficacyAC,
  title={Efficacy and cognitive side effects after brief pulse and ultrabrief pulse right unilateral electroconvulsive therapy for major depression: a randomized, double-blind, controlled study.},
  author={Harm-Pieter Spaans and Esm{\'e}e Verwijk and Hannie C. Comijs and Rob M Kok and Pascal Sienaert and Filip Bouckaert and Katrien Fannes and Koen Vandepoel and Erik J A Scherder and Max L. Stek and King Han Kho},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={74 11},
  pages={e1029-36}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and cognitive side effects of high-dose unilateral brief pulse electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) with those of high-dose unilateral ultrabrief pulse ECT in the treatment of major depression. METHOD From April 2007 until March 2011, we conducted a prospective, double-blind, randomized multicenter trial in 3 tertiary psychiatric hospitals. All patients with a depressive disorder according to DSM-IV criteria were eligible. Depression severity was assessed with the… CONTINUE READING
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