Bi-temporal electroconvulsive therapy efficacy in bipolar and unipolar depression: A retrospective comparison


GÜREL Ş. C. , Mutlu E., BAŞAR K., Yazici M. K.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, vol.55, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajp.2020.102503
  • Journal Name: ASIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim: Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been extensively used for depressive episodes in bipolar disorder (BDD), it has received less interest in research compared with major depressive disorder (MDD). Studies comparing the efficacy of ECT in BDD and MDD have been contradictory. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of ECT in BDD and MDD, analyzing the influence of clinical features on outcome.