Efficacy of ECT in Depression: A Meta-Analytic Review

@article{Pagnin2004EfficacyOE,
  title={Efficacy of ECT in Depression: A Meta-Analytic Review},
  author={Daniel Pagnin and Val{\'e}ria de Queiroz and Stefano Pini and Giovanni Battista Cassano},
  journal={The Journal of ECT},
  year={2004},
  volume={20},
  pages={13-20}
}
Summary: This study analyzed the efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in depression by means a meta-analytic review of randomized controlled trials that compared ECT with simulated ECT or placebo or antidepressant drugs and by a complementary meta-analytic review of nonrandomized controlled trials that compared ECT with antidepressants drugs. The review revealed a significant superiority of ECT in all comparisons: ECT versus simulated ECT, ECT versus placebo, ECT versus antidepressants… Expand

Paper Mentions

Observational Clinical Trial
The main purpose of this study is to determine whether electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) causes any structural or functional brain changes and thus indicating its mechanism of action. The… Expand
ConditionsDepression, Depressive Disorder, Depressive Disorder, Major
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