Electroconvulsive therapy: Do persistent CNS changes occur?


Journal Article

Electroconvulsive therapy is known to be associated with amnestic and pathophysiologic effects, and structural CNS counterparts of these changes have been suggested. Evidence relating to the possible persistence of these changes is reviewed, and implications for further research are discussed. It is concluded that, although further research in this area is still necessary, the risk of severe persistent impairment associated with ECT appears to be quite low.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weiner, RD

Published Date

  • January 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 309 - 313

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-8127

Citation Source

  • Scopus