Psychology & Psychiatry

IL-6 levels predict response to ECT in depressive disorder

(HealthDay)—For patients with major depressive disorder, interleukin-6 (IL-6) may predict benefit from electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), according to a study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Could an experimental brain surgery make you happier?

It was a gloomy, rainy October day in 2007 when Kathryn began to see in colour again. This day marked the moment she started to recover —from a 19-year battle with a profoundly disabling treatment-resistant depression.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study addresses misconceptions about electroconvulsive therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has long had a stigma of being a painful and barbaric method of treatment, but a new study found that patients undergoing ECT for a variety of psychiatric disorders view the therapy in a positive ...

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