Combination of Pharmacotherapy With Electroconvulsive Therapy in Prevention of Depressive Relapse A Pilot Controlled Trial

Yildiz A., Mantar A., Simsek S., Onur E., Goekmen N., Fidaner H.

JOURNAL OF ECT, vol.26, no.2, pp.104-110, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/yct.0b013e3181c189f7
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ECT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.104-110
  • Keywords: major depressive disorder, electroconvulsive therapy, controlled trial, antidepressants, placebo, relapse, TREATMENT FAILURE, ANTIDEPRESSANT MEDICATION, MAJOR DEPRESSION, ECT, CONSORTIUM, IMIPRAMINE, EFFICACY, DISORDER, PLACEBO
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Relapse rates after electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) remain high with standard treatments. We aimed to test the efficacy of an early administered continuation pharmacotherapy (c-pharm early) strategy in prevention of post-ECT relapse.