TITLE

Increased transcranial magnetic motor threshold after ECT: A case report

AUTHOR(S)
Sommer, Martin; Dieterich, Anja; Rüther, Eckart; Paulus, Walter; Wiltfang, Jens
PUB. DATE
October 2002
SOURCE
European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience;2002, Vol. 252 Issue 5, p250
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a powerful antidepressive treatment, but its mechanism of action remains poorly understood. To clarify the influence of ECT on corticospinal tract excitability we tested the motor threshold, the motor evoked potential (MEP) input/output curve, and the intracortical excitability using transcranial magnetic stimulation in a depressed patient before and after successful treatment with ECT. Resting motor thresholds were increased bilaterally after treatment, and the input/output curve less steep. These results point to a decreased excitability of the corticospinal motor tract after successful ECT.
ACCESSION #
8563606

 

Related Articles

  • Antidepressant Effect of Combined Ketamine and Electroconvulsive Therapy on Patients With Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized Trial. Alizadeh, Narges Shams; Maroufi, Azad; Nasseri, Karim; Najafabadi, Seyed Hosein Sadeghi; Taghiabad, Ali Mousavi; Gharibi, Fardin; Esfandiari, Gholam Reza // Iranian Journal of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences;Sep2015, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p1 

    Background: One of the shortcomings of the available treatments for major depressive disorder (MDD) is the time delay between starting the treatment and achieving an antidepressant response. Objectives: We aimed to determine the effect of Ketamine as a synergistic antidepressant and anesthetic...

  • Is Unilateral Ect Less Effective Than Bilateral Ect? D'Elia, Giacorno // British Journal of Psychiatry;Oct74, Vol. 125, p419 

    An abstract of the article "Is Unilateral ECT Less Effective Than Bilateral ECT?" is presented. Patients treated with both methods of electroconvulsive therapy had not shown any difference in antidepressant efficacy or in number of treatments. Both treatment methods are found to be effective in...

  • Independent Nurse: Journals Watch - Antidepressants still more effective than psychotherapies.  // GP: General Practitioner;1/20/2006, p75 

    The article reports on a study which states that antidepressants and electroconvulsive therapy are still the most effective treatments for moderate to severe depression. The researchers found that although public perception had turned against both forms, they remained more effective than...

  • Antidepressant Brain Stimulation Techniques. Merkl, Angela; Bajbouj, Malek // Current Psychiatry Reviews;2008, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p209 

    Severe chronic depression can impair the quality of life and lead to death by suicide; the lifetime risk of suicide among patients with affective disorders ranges from 6% to 15%. Major depressive disorder (MDE) also increases the mortality associated with general medical conditions. A...

  • Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis as Target for the Treatment of Depression. Drew, Michael R.; Hen, Rene // CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets;2007, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p205 

    The dentate gyrus (DG) is one of only two brain structures known to retain the ability to produce new neurons in adulthood. The functional significance of adult neurogenesis in the DG is not yet well understood, but recent evidence has implicated adult neurogenesis in the etiology and treatment...

  • Depresiones resistentes. Álvarez, E.; Baca Baldomero, E.; Bousoño, M.; Eguiluz, I.; Martín, M.; Roca, M.; Urretavizcaya, M. // Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria;mar2008 Supplement 2, Vol. 36, p35 

    Basic criteria for treatment-resistant depression are defined as one primary unipolar depression episode that does not respond to 300 mg of imipramine or an equivalent antidepressant, with a minimum time to response of 6 weeks, assuring good treatment compliance. There are various options for...

  • ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY AND DEPRESSION. I. THE PROGNOSTIC SIGNIFICANCE OF CLINICAL FACTORS. Mendels, J. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Aug65, Vol. 111 Issue 477, p675 

    The article presents a study which examines the clinical factors affecting the response of depression to electroconvulsive therapy (E.C.T.). The study included fifty-tree consecutive in-patients whose primary symptom was depression and who were referred for E.C.T. The severity of depression was...

  • Recent Progress in Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatment Options of Major Depression. Baghai, Thomas C.; Moller, Hans-Jurgen; Rupprecht, Rainer // Current Pharmaceutical Design;Feb2006, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p503 

    In spite of recent progress in the pharmacotherapy of depression major issues are still unresolved. These include the non-response rate of approximately 30% to conventional antidepressant pharmacotherapy, side effects of available antidepressants and the latency of several weeks until clinical...

  • Climb out of depression. Martorano, Joseph T.; Kildahl, John P. // Prevention;Oct90, Vol. 42 Issue 10, p46 

    Gives advice for depressed persons. Cognitive restructuring; Stopping negative thoughts; Switching to positive thoughts; Reorientation. INSETS: Beyond thought therapy;Weighing the antidepressants.

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