Serotonin transporter gene status and electroconvulsive therapy outcomes: a retrospective analysis of 83 patients.

@article{Rasmussen2009SerotoninTG,
  title={Serotonin transporter gene status and electroconvulsive therapy outcomes: a retrospective analysis of 83 patients.},
  author={Keith G. Rasmussen and John L. Black},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={92-4}
}
BACKGROUND The length of the promoter polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene has been shown to have an impact on response to some selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants. Carrier status for the long allele has been associated with a better response to serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant medications in most studies. METHOD We retrospectively studied whether the allelic state was also associated with differential response to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Eighty… CONTINUE READING