Health-related quality of life following ECT in a large community sample.

  title={Health-related quality of life following ECT in a large community sample.},
  author={William V Mccall and Joan Prudic and Mark Olfson and Harold A. Sackeim},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={90 2-3},
BACKGROUND While electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a potent antidepressant, little is known about its long-term effects on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHODS Using a naturalistic, observational design, 283 depressed patients, who received ECT at 7 hospitals in the New York City area, were assessed for HRQOL with the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form - 36 (SF-36) at baseline, several days after ECT, and 24 weeks later. Depression severity was assessed with the Hamilton Rating… CONTINUE READING

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