Tag: electroconvulsive therapy

Low-Dose Nitrous Oxide Shows Benefit for Resistant Depression

A 1-hour treatment with a low concentration of nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas,” appears to relieve symptoms of treatment-resistant major depression (TRMD), with...

Experts Call for Immediate Suspension of ECT, Others Push Back

Experts are calling for the immediate suspension of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for major depression. A new review by investigators led by John Read, PhD, University...

ECT More Effective for Psychotic vs Nonpsychotic Depression?

For patients with psychotic depression, response to treatment, remission rates, and cognitive improvement are better following electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) than for patients with nonpsychotic depression,...