TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Templer, Donald I.; Ruff, Carol F.; Armstrong, Gloria; Templer, D I; Ruff, C F; Armstrong, G
PUB. DATE
October 1973
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Oct73, Vol. 123 Issue 575, p441
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
24735783

 

Related Articles

  • Estimation of premorbid intelligence in schizophrenia. Crawford, J. R.; Besson, J. A. O.; Bremner, M.; Ebmeier, K. B.; Cochrane, R. H. B.; K. Kirkwood; Besson, J A; Ebmeier, K P; Cochrane, R H; Kirkwood, K // British Journal of Psychiatry;Jul92, Vol. 161, p69 

    To determine whether the National Adult Reading Test (NART) would provide a valid estimate of premorbid intelligence in schizophrenia, two schizophrenic samples were recruited, one consisting of 35 patients resident in long-stay wards, the other of 29 patients normally resident in the community....

  • 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 // British Journal of Psychiatry;Oct70, Vol. 117 Issue 539, p447 

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Association between Intelligence Scores and Family History of Psychiatric Disorder in Schizophrenia Patients, Their Siblings and Healthy Controls. Verweij, Kim H. W.; Derks, Eske M. // PLoS ONE;Oct2013, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p1 

    Background:The degree of intellectual impairment in schizophrenia patients and their relatives has been suggested to be associated with the degree of familial loading for schizophrenia. Since other psychiatric disorders are also more present in relatives of schizophrenia patients, the definition...

  • First rank symptoms as predictors of ECT response in schizophrenia. Koehler, Karl; Sauer, Heinrich; Koehler, K; Sauer, H // British Journal of Psychiatry;Mar83, Vol. 142, p280 

    First rank symptoms (FRS) in association with affective features predict improvement on ECT. When affectivity was disregarded in 142 schizophrenic probands given ECT and the relationship between FRS alone and ECT response examined, those without FRS had a significantly better ECT outcome score...

  • NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL CORRELATES OF GREEK ALCOHOLIC PATIENTS WHO REPORT MEMORY DISTURBANCES. Liappas, Ioannis; Theotoka, Ioulia; Kapaki, Elisabeth; Ilias, Ioannis; Paraskevas, George P.; Rabavilas, Andreas D. // Psychological Reports;Feb2005, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p197 

    We studied 40 male and 37 female (M age = 63 yr.) Greek alcoholic patients and an equal number of control subjects. Both groups were evaluated with the Mini-Mental State Examination, the Syndrome Short Test, the Verbal Fluency Test (Category & Letter), the Clock Test, and the Digit Span (Forward...

  • 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...

  • A CURE FOR DEPRESSION? Leason, Katie // Community Care;12/2/2004, Issue 1551, p34 

    Questions the effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as treatment for depressed people. Overview of the ECT procedure; Other medical conditions treated by ECT; Side effects of ECT; Account of a related study published in a 2004 issue of the "British Journal of Psychiatry."

  • Standardising the WAIS-III and the WMS-III for South Africa: legislative, psychometric, and policy issues. Nell, Victor // South African Journal of Psychology;Sep99, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p128 

    The South African Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has entered into a licencing agreement with the Psychological Corporation to norm the third revision of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-III) for use with South African adults. The WAIS-III was co-normed in the United States...

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