TITLE

Inducing seizures among seniors

AUTHOR(S)
Hoag, Hannah
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/6/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 10, p1264
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the use of electroconvulsive therapy in the brain for the treatment of depression among elderly in Canada. It relates that Canadian physicians anecdotally suggest that electroconvulsive therapy, like inducting seizures in the brain is becoming the norm in the treatment of the elderly for depression. It mentions that the treatment procedure is well accepted in the country, and is increasingly being delivered on an outpatient basis, which eliminates the need for overnight stay and reducing the risk of patient of exposure to hospital infections. INSET: Notes on electroconvulsive therapy.
ACCESSION #
31772029

 

Related Articles

  • The role of electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of depressive illness in old age. Benbow, S.M. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Aug89, Vol. 155, p147 

    Electroconvulsive therapy is an important treatment in the depressive states of late life, and there is general agreement about the indications for its use in old age psychiatry. Indeed, old age may be associated with a better response to ECT than that in younger age groups. The additional risk...

  • electroconvulsive therapy.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p735 

    An encyclopedia entry for "electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)" is presented. The term refers to the use of an electric shock to create convulsions. Electroconvulsive therapy is used for the treatment of drug-resistant or severe psychiatric disorders. An informed consent should be signed by the...

  • Unilateral versus bilateral ECT in schizophrenia. Doongaji, D. R.; Jeste, D. V.; Saoji, N. J.; Kane, P. V.; Ravindranath, S. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Jul73, Vol. 123 Issue 572, p73 

    The article presents a study on the therapeutic efficacy of unilateral electrode placement versus bilateral eletroconvulsive (ECT) therapy in schizophrenia. The study displays the comparative results in schizophrenia of bilaterally administered ECT and of ECT administered unilaterally to either...

  • Is old-fashioned electroconvulsive therapy more efficacious? A randomised comparative study of bilateral brief-pulse and bilateral sine-wave treatments. Scott, Allan I.F.; Rodger, Colin R.; Stocks, Ruth H.; Shering, Anne P.; Scott, A I; Rodger, C R; Stocks, R H; Shering, A P // British Journal of Psychiatry;Mar92, Vol. 160, p360 

    In-patients suffering from major depressive disorder (endogenous subtype) were randomly allocated to treatment by either traditional ECT with constant-voltage modified sine-wave stimuli (n = 17) or modern, constant-current brief-pulse ECT (n = 14). All treatments were bilateral and monitored by...

  • The onset and rate of the antidepressant effect of electroconvulsive therapy. A neglected topic of research. Scott, Allan I.F.; Whalley, Lawrence J.; Scott, A I; Whalley, L J // British Journal of Psychiatry;Jun93, Vol. 162, p725 

    The article discusses the lack of research about the onset and rate of the antidepressant effect of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in Great Britain. The selection of depressed patients who will receive ECT and the recommended ECT practice have significantly changed. All depressed patients who...

  • No longer shocking. Richter, Ruthann // Stanford Medicine;May2010, p49 

    The article offers information on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) which is to treat mental depression. ECT is a shock treatment given to the patient for reprogramming their brain to make it stable at normal state. It reports that with maintenance ECT treatments and medication will keep patients...

  • NO LONGER SHOCKING. Richter, Ruthann // Stanford Medicine;May2010, p40 

    The article offers information on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) used to treat depression. In this therapy, a shock treatment is given to bring back the patient into normal state. In some case, patients were not anesthetized while being treated and they reported to be tortured. Several...

  • Eficacia de la estimulación magnética transcraneal en depresión. Estudio naturalístico. J. López-Ibor Aliño, J.; I. Pastrana Jiménez, J.; Cisneros Flores, S.; I. López-Ibor Alcocer, M. // Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria;mar2010, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p87 

    Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a technique whose efficacy has been confirmed by evidence. Repetitive stimulation (rTMS) of the left prefrontal dorsolateral (LPFDL) area with frequencies between 10 and 20 Hz has been shown to be effective in major depression. This article presents the...

  • Effect of ECT on responses to a depression questionnaire: implications for taxonomy. Pilowsky, I.; McGrath, M. D. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Dec70, Vol. 117 Issue 541, p685 

    The article describes the effect of electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) on patients' responses to individual items in a depression questionnaire, and assesses its implications for taxonomy. The depression questionnaire was administered to 45 consecutive patients with a depressive illness, and...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics