Monday, January 14, 2013

"Substantial" Relapse After ECT: With or Without Psych Drugs

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"Substantial" Relapse After ECT: With or Without Medication

The Journal of ECT, looking at the question of whether antidepressant medications at the start of ECT reduced post-ECT relapse in a sample of 319 patients, notes that 50% of the patients relapsed and 16.4% dropped out; leaving 33.6% in remission after 6 months.  ”Relapse rates after ECT are substantial despite intensive pharmacology,” the authors note.
Prudic, J., Haskett, R., McCall, W., Pharmacological Strategies in the Prevention of Relapse After Electroconvulsive Therapy.  Journal of ECT. Online January 8, 2013

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