Gene profile of electroconvulsive seizures: induction of neurotrophic and angiogenic factors.

@article{Newton2003GenePO,
  title={Gene profile of electroconvulsive seizures: induction of neurotrophic and angiogenic factors.},
  author={Samuel Sathyanesan Newton and Emily F Collier and Joshua G Hunsberger and David Adams and Rose Terwilliger and Emmanuel Selvanayagam and Ronald S Duman},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 34},
  pages={10841-51}
}
Electroconvulsive seizure therapy (ECS) is a clinically proven treatment for depression and is often effective even in patients resistant to chemical antidepressants. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the therapeutic efficacy of ECS are not fully understood. One theory that has gained attention is that ECS and other antidepressants increase the… CONTINUE READING