Short-term cognitive effects of unilateral and bilateral ECT.

  title={Short-term cognitive effects of unilateral and bilateral ECT.},
  author={Michael A. Taylor and Richards Abrams},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
We administered an extensive battery of primarily non-memory neuropsychological tasks to 37 patients with endogenous depression, randomly assigned to either bilateral (B/ECT) or unilateral (U/ECT) electroconvulsive therapy. Testing was done prior to therapy and again shortly after the sixth induced seizure. The two groups did not significantly differ in cognitive impairment, either before or after treatment, and within-group cognitive changes following treatment were small. We conclude that… CONTINUE READING

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