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Tricyclic antidepressants versus electroconvulsive therapy: a review of the evidence for efficacy in depression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8348195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The author examines the thesis that electroconvulsive therapy is superior to tricyclic antidepressants in treating nonpsychotic major depression. Every study published in English since 1960 comparing electroconvulsive therapy against tricyclics in treating this condition was reviewed. Because of numerous methodological weaknesses in the studies, the data is inadequate to support the claim that one treatment is superior to the other.
A Piper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1040-1237     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Clin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-16     Completed Date:  1993-09-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911021     Medline TA:  Ann Clin Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Providence Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.
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MeSH Terms
Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Combined Modality Therapy
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  therapy*
Electroconvulsive Therapy*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic

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