Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 2021 May 22;51:43-54. Epub 2021 May 22.
School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW, 2031, Australia; Black Dog Institute, Hospital Road, Randwick, NSW, 2031, Australia; The Wesley Hospital, 7 Blake St, Kogarah, NSW, 2217, Australia; St. George Hospital, Gray St, Kogarah, NSW, 2217, Australia; Northside Group St Leonards Clinic, 2 Frederick St, St Leonards, NSW, 2065, Australia.
Electroconvulsive Therapy's (ECT) use and place in treatment guidelines varies worldwide with a primary indication of depression in Western countries and acute psychosis in Asian countries. There is sparse evidence about the relative effectiveness of ECT among different indications that may account for this discrepancy. We aimed to compare the clinical global impression of disease severity, cognitive change, subjective quality of life (QoL) and global functioning after ECT given for treatment of the indications of acute psychosis, mania, depression, psychotic depression and catatonia. Read More