The combined treatment of venlafaxine and ECT in treatment-resistant depressive patients.

@article{Dilbaz2005TheCT,
  title={The combined treatment of venlafaxine and ECT in treatment-resistant depressive patients.},
  author={Nesrin Dilbaz and C. B. Şeng{\"u}l and Tuncer Okay and G{\"o}ksel Bayam and Ali T{\"u}rkoglu},
  journal={International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={55-9}
}
Objective To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the combination treatment of ECT and venlafaxine among treatment-resistant depressive patients. Methods We reviewed 21 depressive patients who were treated with a combination of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and venlafaxine. The indication of the ECT-venlafaxine treatment was inadequate response to at least one antidepressant trial of adequate doses and duration. Propofol was used as an anesthetic agent during ECT treatments. Results Ninety… CONTINUE READING