The persistence of electroconvulsive therapy-induced changes in the electroencephalogram.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The literature concerning the effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) upon the EEG is reviewed with respect to the degree and persistence of abnormalities. The most common electrophysiological dysfunction consists of generalized regular and irregular slow wave activity. This slowing typically disappears by a few weeks to a few months following completion of the ECT course but in rare cases may persists for longer periods. Patients given large numbers of ECT treatments tend to show more prolonged alterations. Possible correlations of these EEG changes with a variety of parameters are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weiner, RD

Published Date

  • April 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 168 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 224 - 228

PubMed ID

  • 7365480

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3018

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005053-198004000-00006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States