TITLE

Effect of ECT on responses to a depression questionnaire: implications for taxonomy

AUTHOR(S)
Pilowsky, I.; McGrath, M. D.
PUB. DATE
December 1970
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Dec70, Vol. 117 Issue 541, p685
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
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 patients completed the questionnaire before and after the treatment with ECT. The effect of electro-convulsive therapy on responses to the depression questionnaire indicated that responses to endogenous items are likely to change after treatment.
ACCESSION #
24757431

 

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