Association Between Anterior Cingulate Cortex Neurochemical Profile and Clinical Remission After Electroconvulsive Treatment in Major Depressive Disorder: A Longitudinal: 1: H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Study

Conclusions Results suggested that Glx levels could be a predictor of remission. Studies with larger samples should explore neurochemical correlates of ECT in unipolar MDD.
Source: The Journal of ECT - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

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The high efficacy and clinical utility of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for people with severe or difficult to treat illness is undisputed. While in western countries, ECT is typically used for the treatment of depression, recent evidence from Asian countries has further indicated high efficacy for the treatment of schizophreniform disorders (1). Neuropsychiatric disorders indicated for ECT, including depression and schizophrenia, are frequently associated with cognitive impairment, which can raise concerns during the treatment decision making process.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
AbstractElectroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a well-established treatment for adults with mood disorders. However, its use in child and adolescent populations is less common. At the same time, approximately 60% of child and adolescent patients do not respond satisfactorily to first-line treatments for mood disorders. Given the need for effective treatments for severe mood disorders in adolescents and the low use rate of ECT, this systematic review examines the existing literature on the effectiveness and adverse effect profile of ECT when used for treatment-resistant mood disorders in children and adolescents. Searches were ...
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study explores the association between baseline impaired global cognitive function and changes in global cognitive function and depression among geriatric patients undergoing acute course electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study.SETTING: Single freestanding psychiatric hospital.PARTICIPANTS: Patients aged 50 and older receiving ECT.INTERVENTIONS: 10 ECT treatments.MEASUREMENTS: Cognitive assessments with the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). Depression assessment with the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology Self Report 16 item scale (QIDS).RESULTS: Baseline and follow-up data wer...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Psychiatriki. 2021 Dec;32(Supplement I):32-43. doi: 10.22365/jpsych.2021.048.ABSTRACTDepression represents the predominant mood pole in bipolar disorder. Bipolar depression typically has a poor response to antidepressant medication, and also involves the risk of polarity shifts, induction of mixed states, and / or rapid cycle induction. The diagnosis of bipolar depression can be delayed by 8 to 10 years. The reason for this delay is mainly the fact that both manic and hypomanic episodes appear lately in the course of the disorder. It is therefore necessary to diagnose this clinical entity as early as possible versus monopo...
Source: Psychiatriki - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Psychiatriki. 2021 Dec;32(Supplement I):82-89. doi: 10.22365/jpsych.2021.053.ABSTRACTDespite major advances in the treatment of mood disorders, major depression, a common mental disorder, remains a serious public health problem. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) regardless of the anesthetic agent used, is the most effective form of treatment in major depression and the gold standard therapy in treatment resistant depression. Ketamine is one of the anesthetic drugs approved by the Αmerican Psychiatric Association Task Force Report for use in ECT. However, it has been used infrequently as an anesthetic in ECT. The initia...
Source: Psychiatriki - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Psychiatriki. 2021 Dec;32(Supplement I):32-43. doi: 10.22365/jpsych.2021.048.ABSTRACTDepression represents the predominant mood pole in bipolar disorder. Bipolar depression typically has a poor response to antidepressant medication, and also involves the risk of polarity shifts, induction of mixed states, and / or rapid cycle induction. The diagnosis of bipolar depression can be delayed by 8 to 10 years. The reason for this delay is mainly the fact that both manic and hypomanic episodes appear lately in the course of the disorder. It is therefore necessary to diagnose this clinical entity as early as possible versus monopo...
Source: Psychiatriki - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Psychiatriki. 2021 Dec;32(Supplement I):82-89. doi: 10.22365/jpsych.2021.053.ABSTRACTDespite major advances in the treatment of mood disorders, major depression, a common mental disorder, remains a serious public health problem. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) regardless of the anesthetic agent used, is the most effective form of treatment in major depression and the gold standard therapy in treatment resistant depression. Ketamine is one of the anesthetic drugs approved by the Αmerican Psychiatric Association Task Force Report for use in ECT. However, it has been used infrequently as an anesthetic in ECT. The initia...
Source: Psychiatriki - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Psychiatriki. 2021 Dec;32(Supplement I):32-43. doi: 10.22365/jpsych.2021.048.ABSTRACTDepression represents the predominant mood pole in bipolar disorder. Bipolar depression typically has a poor response to antidepressant medication, and also involves the risk of polarity shifts, induction of mixed states, and / or rapid cycle induction. The diagnosis of bipolar depression can be delayed by 8 to 10 years. The reason for this delay is mainly the fact that both manic and hypomanic episodes appear lately in the course of the disorder. It is therefore necessary to diagnose this clinical entity as early as possible versus monopo...
Source: Psychiatriki - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Psychiatriki. 2021 Dec;32(Supplement I):82-89. doi: 10.22365/jpsych.2021.053.ABSTRACTDespite major advances in the treatment of mood disorders, major depression, a common mental disorder, remains a serious public health problem. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) regardless of the anesthetic agent used, is the most effective form of treatment in major depression and the gold standard therapy in treatment resistant depression. Ketamine is one of the anesthetic drugs approved by the Αmerican Psychiatric Association Task Force Report for use in ECT. However, it has been used infrequently as an anesthetic in ECT. The initia...
Source: Psychiatriki - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Psychiatriki. 2021 Dec;32(Supplement I):32-43. doi: 10.22365/jpsych.2021.048.ABSTRACTDepression represents the predominant mood pole in bipolar disorder. Bipolar depression typically has a poor response to antidepressant medication, and also involves the risk of polarity shifts, induction of mixed states, and / or rapid cycle induction. The diagnosis of bipolar depression can be delayed by 8 to 10 years. The reason for this delay is mainly the fact that both manic and hypomanic episodes appear lately in the course of the disorder. It is therefore necessary to diagnose this clinical entity as early as possible versus monopo...
Source: Psychiatriki - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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