Electric convulsion therapy in depression: a double-blind controlled trial.

@article{West1981ElectricCT,
  title={Electric convulsion therapy in depression: a double-blind controlled trial.},
  author={E D West},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1981},
  volume={282 6261},
  pages={355-7}
}
  • E D West
  • Published 1981 in British medical journal
The therapeutic effect of simulated and real bilateral electric convulsion therapy was examined in a double-blind, randomised trial on 22 patients with a primary depressive illness. Each treatment was given twice weekly for three weeks and the results assessed by the psychiatrist using a visual analogue rating scale, nurses using a nine-point rating scale, and the patients themselves using the Beck Depression Inventory. With all three methods of assessment patients given the real treatment… CONTINUE READING

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