Electroconvulsive therapy

Expert Q&A

An Update on Neuromodulation Techniques for Older Adults

Topics: Anxiety | Deep brain stimulation (DBS) | Dementia | Depression | ECT | Electroconvulsive therapy | magnetic seizure therapy (MST) | mild cognitive impairment | Neuromodulation | Obsessive compulsive disorder/OCD | Personality Disorders | SAINT protocol | Theta burst stimulation | TMS | Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) | Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation | Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)

CGPR: One of the more interesting neuromodulation interventions is magnetic seizure therapy (MST). How does it work? Dr. Lisanby: MST is an investigational form of treatment for depression. Similar to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), MST induces seizures with the intention of therapeutic benefit, but the big difference between MST and ECT is how the se

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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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