Prudic et al 2004reported low remission rates and frequent relapse with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for major depression in diverse community settings, “in contrast to the 70%–90% remission rates expected . . . remission rates. . . were 30.3%–46.7%.” They attributed the low remission to premature ECT termination, although without proof. They noted that exclusion of patients without comorbid Axis I or Axis II disorders still gave low remission rates.
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- Olfson M.
- Marcus S.C.
- Fuller R.B.
- Sackeim H.A.
Effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy in community settings.
Biol Psychiatry. 2004; 55: 301-312
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