Controlling Stimulation Strength and Focality in Electroconvulsive Therapy via Current Amplitude and Electrode Size and Spacing: Comparison With Magnetic Seizure Therapy.

Journal Article

Understanding the relationship between the stimulus parameters of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and the electric field characteristics could guide studies on improving risk/benefit ratio. We aimed to determine the effect of current amplitude and electrode size and spacing on the ECT electric field characteristics, compare ECT focality with magnetic seizure therapy (MST), and evaluate stimulus individualization by current amplitude adjustment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Deng, ZD; Lisanby, SH; Peterchev, AV

Published Date

  • November 7, 2013

Published In

PubMed ID

  • 24091901

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24091901

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-4112

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3182a4b4a7


  • ENG