The effects of electroconvulsive therapy on memory of autobiographical and public events.

@article{Lisanby2000TheEO,
  title={The effects of electroconvulsive therapy on memory of autobiographical and public events.},
  author={Sarah H. Lisanby and John Maddox and Joan Prudic and D. P. Devanand and Harold A. Sackeim},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={581-90}
}
BACKGROUND Retrograde amnesia is the most persistent cognitive adverse effect of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT); however, it is not known whether ECT has differential effects on autobiographical vs impersonal memories. This study examined the short- and long-term effects of differing forms of ECT on memory of personal and impersonal (public) events. METHODS Fifty-five patients with major depression were randomly assigned to right unilateral (RUL) or bilateral (BL) ECT, each at either low or… CONTINUE READING