Increased Risk of Pain after Electroconvulsive Therapy among Depressed Patients: a Nationwide Study in Taiwan

AbstractThe risk of pain after electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) among depressed patients is still controversial. We aimed to investigate the risk of pain post-ECT among patients with depression. We investigated patients with depression, based on the data in the National Health Insurance Research Database. A comparison cohort comprising depressed non-ECT patients with at least three psychiatric admissions were matched. A Cox proportional regression model was used to investigate the risk of pain between the ECT and comparison cohorts. The ECT and comparison cohorts consisted of 1246 and 4984 patients, respectively. Compared to the control group patients, the ECT group patients had a significantly increased risk of developing overall pain (aHR  = 5.753; 95% CI: 2.405–11.760;P 
Source: Psychiatric Quarterly - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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