Cognitive functioning and degree of psychosis in schizophrenics given many electroconvulsive treatments

Templer, Donald I.; Ruff, Carol F.; Armstrong, Gloria; Templer, D I; Ruff, C F; Armstrong, G
October 1973
British Journal of Psychiatry;Oct73, Vol. 123 Issue 575, p441
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The article investigates the cognitive functioning and degree of psychosis among schizophrenics through electroconvulsive treatments (ECT). Patients were controlled and examined under the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS). From an earlier research, it showed that subjects with a history of 50 or more ECTs were significantly inferior to those controlled patients. The study arrived at the same results wherein patients' performance on the WAIS was found to be low. However, their ECTs were more psychotic on all eight indices of psychoses.


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