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Electroconvulsive therapy continues to be vital treatment for depression in elderly

from Psychiatry Advisor

Electroconvulsive therapy continues to be an important treatment for preventing relapse of severe depression and sustaining mood improvements, especially in the geriatric community, according to research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. The PRIDE (Prolonging Remission in Depressed Elderly, Identifier: NCT01028508) study, which began in 2009 under funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, was a randomized, multicenter study that contrasted 2 post-ECT continuation treatment strategies. more

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