TITLE

Prediction of clinical response to ECT

AUTHOR(S)
Abrams, Richard; Fink, Max; Feldstein, Stanley; Abrams, R; Fink, M; Feldstein, S
PUB. DATE
April 1973
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Apr73, Vol. 122 Issue 569, p457
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the methods for calculating an index for prediction response to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as shown by three different studies and a new study. One of the studies, assesses the relation of each index to the immediate clinical response of depressed in-patients who receive either unilateral or bilateral ECT. The present study involved 22 individual clinical features for their supposed relation to outcome with ECT in depressed patients and also patients diagnosed with primary depressive disorders. It was found out that because the new study used different methodology from the other three previous studies, it cannot be considered a test of the usefulness of the reported methods for predicting ECT outcome.
ACCESSION #
24773208

 

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