Evaluation of TSH and prolactin responses to TRH as predictors of the therapeutic effect of ECT in depression.


In a group of 42 unipolar depressed patients with melancholia the thyrotropin (TSH) and prolactin (PRL) responses to TRH were studied in relation to the clinical response to an ECT course. Patients were categorized as responders or nonresponders using as criterion a 50% reduction in the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression score. Comparison between… (More)


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