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Efficacy of ultrabrief pulse electroconvulsive therapy for depression: a systematic review.

  • Spaans HP, H Kho K, Verwijk E, Kok RM, Stek ML. J Affect Disord.

Spaans HP, H Kho K, Verwijk E, Kok RM, Stek ML. J Affect Disord.

Jaar: 2013

Samenvatting:

Ultrabrief pulse electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is increasingly used in daily practice when treating depression despite doubts about its efficacy compared to standard techniques.The literature shows no clear advantage for the efficacy of ultrabrief pulse over brief pulse ECT using unilateral as well as bilateral electrode placement. The increasing use of unilateral brief pulse ECT as first line method for depression is not supported by the current evidence.