Measuring Retrograde Autobiographical Amnesia Following Electroconvulsive Therapy: Historical Perspective and Current Issues

  title={Measuring Retrograde Autobiographical Amnesia Following Electroconvulsive Therapy: Historical Perspective and Current Issues},
  author={M. Semkovska and D. McLoughlin},
  journal={The Journal of ECT},
  • M. Semkovska, D. McLoughlin
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of ECT
  • Abstract Retrograde amnesia following electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a major concern for both patients and clinicians. In contemporary ECT research, retrograde autobiographical amnesia (RAA) is commonly measured with instruments assessing autobiographical memory (AM) consistency over time. However, normal AM recall loses in consistency with the passage of time, and time has a differential effect on stability of personal memories. In addition, experiencing depression is associated with a… CONTINUE READING
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