Efficacy of ECT in Depression: A Meta-Analytic Review

  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},
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… 

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