Blog
About

  • Record: found
  • Abstract: found
  • Article: not found

The influence of age on the response of major depression to electroconvulsive therapy: a C.O.R.E. Report.

The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Remission Induction, Age Factors, Aged, Depressive Disorder, Major, therapy, Electroconvulsive Therapy, methods, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged

Read this article at

ScienceOpenPubMed
Bookmark
      There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

      Abstract

      As part of a C.O.R.E., multi-site longitudinal study comparing continuation electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) vs. continuation pharmacotherapy, the authors determined the response of 253 patients with major depression to acute-phase, bilateral ECT by use of the 24-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression. Remission rates for three age-groups, > or =65 years; 46-64 years; and < or =45 years, were 90 percent, 89.8 percent, and 70 percent, respectively. Age, as a continuous variable, positively influenced response to treatment. Bilateral, dose-titrated ECT is a highly effective acute treatment for major depression, and older age confers a greater likelihood of achieving remission.

      Related collections

      Author and article information

      Journal
      11739064

      Comments

      Comment on this article