Is electroconvulsive therapy an evidence-based treatment for catatonia? A systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Is electroconvulsive therapy an evidence-based treatment for catatonia? A systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Arnaud Leroy and Florian Naudet and Guillaume Vaiva and Andrew Francis and Pierre Thomas and Ali Amad},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  • A. LeroyF. Naudet A. Amad
  • Published 1 October 2018
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
We aimed to review and discuss the evidence-based arguments for the efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the treatment of catatonia. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies focusing on the response to ECT in catatonia were selected in PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Embase, and Current Controlled Trials through October 2016 and qualitatively described. Trials assessing pre-post differences using a catatonia or clinical improvement rating scale… 

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