The effect of unilateral E.C.T. on schizophrenic delusions and hallucinations

El-Islam, M. Fakhr; Ahmed, Samia A.; Erfan, M. E.; el-Islam, M F; Ahmed, S A
October 1970
British Journal of Psychiatry;Oct70, Vol. 117 Issue 539, p447
Academic Journal
journal article
The present investigation studies the effect of unilateral electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on schizophrenic delusions and hallucinations. 20 patients were treated with unilateral ECT and 21 patients had bilateral ECT. The study shows that the two groups of patients were comparable in their mean age and sex distribution. Both groups did not differ to any significant extent in the indices of therapeutic efficiency. Furthermore, the results of memory re-test were better in the unilateral than the bilateral ECT group but the difference was not statistically significant.


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