ECT efficacy and treatment course: A systematic review and meta-analysis of twice vs thrice weekly schedules

Charlson, Fiona, Dan Siskind, Dan Siskind, Doi, Suhail A.R., McCallum, Emily, Broome, Annette and Lie, David C. (2011) ECT efficacy and treatment course: A systematic review and meta-analysis of twice vs thrice weekly schedules. Journal of Affective Disorders, 138 1-2: 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2011.03.039


Author Charlson, Fiona
Dan Siskind, Dan Siskind
Doi, Suhail A.R.
McCallum, Emily
Broome, Annette
Lie, David C.
Title ECT efficacy and treatment course: A systematic review and meta-analysis of twice vs thrice weekly schedules
Journal name Journal of Affective Disorders   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-0327
Publication date 2011-01-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2011.03.039
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 138
Issue 1-2
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Place of publication Amsterdam, AE, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Abstract Background: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) guidelines, across various regulatory bodies, lack consensus as to the optimal frequency of treatment for individual patients. Some authors postulate that twice weekly ECT may have a similar efficacy to thrice weekly, and may have a lower risk of adverse cognitive outcomes. We did a systematic review and a meta-analysis to assess the strength of associations between ECT frequency and depression scores, duration of treatment, number of ECTs, and remission rates.
Keyword Clinical Neurology
Psychiatry
Neurosciences & Neurology
Psychiatry
CLINICAL NEUROLOGY
PSYCHIATRY, SCI
PSYCHIATRY, SSCI
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article in Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 17 April 2011.

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