British medical journal: 326 (7403), 1363-1367, 2003, june 21 uk ect review group, efficacy and safety of electroconvulsive therapy in depressive disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis the lancet 2003 (march 8) 361: 799-808. An electroconvulsive therapy device is a prescription device, 47 including the pulse generator and its stimulation electrodes and accessories, used for 48 treating severe psychiatric disturbances. Electroconvulsive therapy ( ect ), formerly known as electroshock therapy , and often referred to as shock treatment, is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients to provide relief from mental disorders.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) has been shown to be a highly effective, safe, and even life-saving treatment for persistent and severe depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia over 50,000 ect treatments are performed annually in the united states. Fter a period of declining use, electroconvulsive therapy (ect) is now used more widely as a treatment for major depression and other psychiatric disorders 1 many patients undergoing ect are elderly and have. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) is an additional treatment option for people with moderate to severe depression, who have not responded to multiple drug treatments and psychological therapies however, ect does carry with it adverse side effects on memory, executive function and processing speed. Electroconvulsive therapy shall be engaging in the unlawful practice of medicine as specified under section 38 of the act of december 20, 1985 (pl457, no112), known as the medical.
Effects of electroconvulsive therapy on cognitive functioning in patients with depression: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis carolina oremus,1 mark oremus,2 heather mcneely,3 bruno losier,3. The experience of electroconvulsive therapy in the 1980s: a prospective study of the knowledge, opinions, and experience of california electroconvulsive therapy patients in the berkeley years convulsive therapy, 2, 179 - 189. Electroconvulsive therapy seems to be an effective treatment for severely depressed patients as well as for patients with previous pharmacotherapy failure from the department of psychiatry, erasmus medical centre, 3000 ca rotterdam, the netherlands. Analysis of the data on ect use in california between 1984 medical physiology of ect electroconvulsive therapy 831. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect), formerly known as electroshock therapy and often referred to as shock treatment, is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients to provide relief from psychiatric illnesses.
Despite its proven efficacy and safety, electroconvulsive therapy (ect) continues to be a controversial treatment ongoing scrutiny is therefore particularly important we reviewed 315 patients who received 3903 ect treatments over a five year period, and found a gradual decline in the use of ect. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) uses an electric current to treat depression and some other mental illnesses description during ect, the electric current triggers a seizure in the brain. Unipolar major depression in adults: indications for and efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy (ect) medical consultation for electroconvulsive therapy overview of electroconvulsive therapy (ect) for adults technique for performing electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in adults the following organizations also provide reliable health information.
Objective cognitive performance associated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis biol psychiatry 2010 68:568 ziegelmayer c, hajak g, bauer a, et al cognitive performance under electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in ect-naive treatment-resistant patients with major depressive disorder. Medical and social services (mss) division as a result, hhsc is now responsible for the collection, analysis, and report required under the health and safety code, sections 578007 and. Aim - to review the literature on the efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy [ect], with a particular focus on depression, its primary target group methods - psycinfo, medline, previous reviews and meta-analyses were searched in an attempt to identify all studies comparing ect with simulated-ect [sect. A meta-analysis of electroconvulsive therapy efficacy in depression j ect 200319(3):139-147 lehman af, lieberman ja, dixon lb, et al practice guideline for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia, second edition.
Opinion is divided over the effectiveness of using electroconvulsive therapy (ect) to treat severe depression that has not responded to other forms of therapy use of the therapy is controversial. Objective cognitive performance associated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis biol psychiatry 201068:568-577.
Although electroconvulsive therapy is less commonly used today than in the past, over 11 000 patients receive it in england annually 1 nearly one fifth of patients receive treatment under a special section of the mental health act 1983. Importance electroconvulsive therapy (ect) is a highly effective treatment for depression but is infrequently used owing to stigma, uncertainty about indications, adverse effects, and perceived high cost. Meta-analysis, electroconvulsive therapy, controlled studies, depression, speed of action, moderators search for similar articles you may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search. Systematic review and meta-analysis of bifrontal electroconvulsive therapy versus bilateral and unilateral electroconvulsive therapy in depression ross a dunne et al the world journal of biological psychiatry.