Use of electroconvulsive therapy for Asian patients with schizophrenia (2001–2009): Trends and correlates

Little is known about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) use in Asian inpatients with schizophrenia. This study examined trends of ECT use for schizophrenia patients in Asia between 2001 and 2009 and its independent demographic and clinical correlates. Methods Data on 6761 hospitalized schizophrenia patients (2001 = 2399, 2004 = 2136, and 2009 = 2226) in nine Asian countries and territories were collected […]

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Is There a Decline in Cognitive Functions After Combined Electroconvulsive Therapy and Antipsychotic Therapy in Treatment-Refractory Schizophrenia?

An analysis of literature shows that there is still little evidence concerning the efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) combined with antipsychotic therapy in a group of treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients. More precisely, its influence on cognitive functions is still equivocal. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of ECT combined with antipsychotic therapy […]

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Documentaire 0,8 Ampère Geluk over shocktherapie op TV

In de documentaire 0,8 Ampère Geluk wordt een aantal patiënten geportretteerd terwijl zij voor hun depressie behandeld worden met Electro Convulsie Therapie (ECT). Saskia Gubbels laat zien hoe deze ongrijpbare ziekte de levens van de hoofdpersonen en hun families beheerst. ECT lijkt een laatste strohalm, maar is tegelijk omgeven met vooroordelen. Het onderwerp is interessant, […]

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