Treatment-resistant bipolar depression: a randomized controlled trial of electroconvulsive therapy versus algorithm-based pharmacological treatment.

@article{Schoeyen2015TreatmentresistantBD,
  title={Treatment-resistant bipolar depression: a randomized controlled trial of electroconvulsive therapy versus algorithm-based pharmacological treatment.},
  author={Helle Kristine Schoeyen and Ute Kessler and Ole A. Andreassen and Bjoern H Auestad and Per Bergsholm and Ulrik F. Malt and Gunnar Morken and Ketil J. Oedegaard and Arne Einar Vaaler},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={172 1},
  pages={41-51}
}
OBJECTIVE Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is regarded by many clinicians as the most effective treatment for treatment-resistant bipolar depression, but no randomized controlled trials have been conducted, to the authors' knowledge. They compared efficacy measures of ECT and algorithm-based pharmacological treatment in treatment-resistant bipolar depression. METHOD This multicenter, randomized controlled trial was carried out at seven acute-care psychiatric inpatient clinics throughout Norway… CONTINUE READING
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