children and adolescents

Research Update

ECT in Severe Adolescent Mood ­Disorders

Topics: children and adolescents | Electroconvulsive therapy | Research Update

REVIEW OF: Ghaziuddin N et al, J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2020;30(4):235–243 ECT is the gold standard for treatment of severe unipolar depression in adults, with remission rates of 70%–90% in randomized trials. In bipolar depression, response rates are 50%–75%. A 2020 retrospective chart study reviewed ECT’s utility in adolescents with s

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