Electroconvulsive therapy is equally effective in unipolar and bipolar depression.

  title={Electroconvulsive therapy is equally effective in unipolar and bipolar depression.},
  author={Samuel H. Bailine and M Fink and Rebecca G. Knapp and Georgios Petrides and Mustafa M. Husain and Keith G. Rasmussen and Shirlene M. Sampson and M M{\"u}ller and Shawn M. McClintock and Kristen G Tobias and Charles H Kellner},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={121 6},
OBJECTIVE To determine the relative efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the treatment of bipolar (BP) and unipolar (UP) depressive illness and clarify its role in BP depression. METHOD Patients referred for ECT with both UP and BP depressions. [classified by Structured Clinical Interview for DSM (SCID-I) criteria for history of mania] were included in a multi-site collaborative, double-masked, randomized controlled trial of three electrode placements - right unilateral, bifrontal… CONTINUE READING