ECT remission rates in psychotic versus nonpsychotic depressed patients: a report from CORE.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: To compare the relative efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in psychotic and nonpsychotic patients with unipolar major depression. METHODS: The outcome of an acute ECT course in 253 patients with nonpsychotic (n = 176) and psychotic (n = 77) unipolar major depression was assessed in the first phase of an ongoing National Institute of Mental Health-supported four-hospital collaborative study of continuation treatments after successful ECT courses. ECT was administered with bilateral electrode placement at 50% above the titrated seizure threshold. The remission criteria were rigorous: a score

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Cited Authors

  • Petrides, G; Fink, M; Husain, MM; Knapp, RG; Rush, AJ; Mueller, M; Rummans, TA; O'Connor, KM; Rasmussen, KG; Bernstein, HJ; Biggs, M; Bailine, SH; Kellner, CH

Published Date

  • December 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 244 - 253

PubMed ID

  • 11731725

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1095-0680

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00124509-200112000-00003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States