Year : 2000  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57--59

Is a Grandmal Seizure Necessary and Sufficient for the Efficacy of Electro Convulsive Therapy ?


Abraham Verghese 
 Consultant Psychiatrist, Mandiram Hospital, P.O. Manganam, Kerala-686018, India

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Abraham Verghese
Consultant Psychiatrist, Mandiram Hospital, P.O. Manganam, Kerala-686018
India

This paper highlights the recent research findings which suggest that the old teaching that a grandma! seizure is both necessary and sufficient for the efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is not correct. It is necessary; but not sufficient. The stimulus intensity should be adjusted so that it is far above the seizure threshold in order to get maximum efficacy of ECT.


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Verghese A. Is a Grandmal Seizure Necessary and Sufficient for the Efficacy of Electro Convulsive Therapy ?.Indian J Psychiatry 2000;42:57-59


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Verghese A. Is a Grandmal Seizure Necessary and Sufficient for the Efficacy of Electro Convulsive Therapy ?. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2000 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];42:57-59
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