ECT treatment for schizophrenia

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  • ECT
    • first studies of ECT as a treatment for schizo - disappointing (Karagulla, 1950) - with recovery lower than control group
    • combination of medication and ECT - effective for rapid reduction in symptoms
    • effectiveness of ECT- inconsistent. APA study - no diff between effects of ECT and antipsychotic meds.
    • Sarita et al (1998)- no diff in symptom red between ECT and simulated ECT
    • because of risks of ECT, e.g. memory dysfunction, ECT- declined.

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