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Efficacy of ECT in affective and schizophrenic illness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  331967     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The author reports on studies of the comparative efficacy of ECT, the newer psychotropic drugs, and combinations of both in the treatment of depression and schizophrenia. He concludes that ECT is indicated for acutely suicidal and other severely impaired depressive patients but not necessarily for schizophrenic patients, although ECT has been successful with some schizophrenic patients for whom drugs were ineffective.
M Greenblatt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of psychiatry     Volume:  134     ISSN:  0002-953X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1977 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-10-14     Completed Date:  1977-10-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370512     Medline TA:  Am J Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1001-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amitriptyline / therapeutic use
Chlorpromazine / therapeutic use
Depression / drug therapy,  therapy*
Electroconvulsive Therapy*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Imipramine / therapeutic use
Isocarboxazid / therapeutic use
Milieu Therapy
Phenelzine / therapeutic use
Schizophrenia / drug therapy,  therapy*
Suicide / prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Placebos; 50-48-6/Amitriptyline; 50-49-7/Imipramine; 50-53-3/Chlorpromazine; 51-71-8/Phenelzine; 59-63-2/Isocarboxazid

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