The effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy in treatment-resistant depression: a naturalistic study.

@article{Khalid2008TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy in treatment-resistant depression: a naturalistic study.},
  author={Najeeb Khalid and Maria Atkins and John Tredget and Maureen Giles and Karen Champney-Smith and George Kirov},
  journal={The journal of ECT},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={141-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a very effective treatment of major depressive disorder. However, its use has been declining over the years in the United Kingdom, where it is now reserved for cases where all other treatment options have failed. We wanted to assess whether ECT is still highly effective in such a severely treatment-resistant population. METHODS We report results from an ongoing, prospectively conducted, naturalistic study examining the effectiveness of ECT at a… CONTINUE READING
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