Search for dissertations about: "electroconvulsive therapy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 swedish dissertations containing the words electroconvulsive therapy.

  1. 1. Electroconvulsive therapy for depression

    Author : Axel Nordenskjöld; Ingemar Engström; Lars von Knorring; Umeå universitet Jacobsson; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; electroconvulsive therapy; mood disorders; depressive disorder; major; bipolar disorder; treatment outcome; recurrence; Medicine; Medicin;

    Abstract : Aim: The overarching aims of the thesis were to identify clinical characteristics that predict the outcomes of depressed patients treated inclinical practice by ECT, and to elucidate the effectiveness of continuation ECT at preventing relapses and recurrences.Methods: The studies included a retrospective chart review, three studies based on a quality register for ECT, and a randomized controlled trial(RCT) examining the effectiveness of continued ECT. READ MORE

  2. 2. On electroconvulsive therapy in depression : Clinical, cognitive and neurobiological aspects

    Author : Pia Nordanskog; Maria Engström; Aki Johanson; Elna-Marie Larsson; Örjan Smedby; Tom Bolwig; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; ECT; electroconvulsive therapy; depression; MRI; cognitive; hippocampus;

    Abstract : Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used worldwide to treat severe mental disorders. The most common mental disorder, and the third leading cause of disease burden in the world is depression. The clinical efficacy of ECT for severe depression is well-established. READ MORE

  3. 3. A Glial Role in the Action of Electroconvulsive Therapy

    Author : Malin Wennström; Enheten för psykiatrisk neuromodulering (PNU); []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Psykiatri; klinisk psykologi; psykosomatik; psychosomatics; clinical psychology; Psychiatry; Hippocampus; Depression; Gliogenesis; Electroconvulsive seizures;

    Abstract : The aim of the current thesis was to investigate glial responses to electroconvulsive seizures (ECS), an animal model of the fast-acting antidepressant treatment electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Depression, a common and devastating disorder, has in recent years been associated with volumetric changes in prefrontal cortex, hippocampus and amygdala, brain regions known to be implicated in emotional behavior. READ MORE

  4. 4. Bipolar disorders: Subtypes, treatments, and health inequalities

    Author : Alina (Aikaterini) Karanti; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; bipolar disorders; drug therapy; lithium; lamotrigine; quetiapine; mood stabilizers; antidepressants; electroconvulsive therapy; psychotherapy; psychoeducation; comorbidity; socioeconomic factors; healthcare disparity; gender; education;

    Abstract : This thesis comprises five studies based on prospective, longitudinal data from the Swedish national quality register BipoläR. Study I examined the differences between bipolar subtype I and II with respect to clinical features, course of illness, comorbidity, and socioeconomic factors. READ MORE

  5. 5. Studies on cellular changes and amnesia in a rat model of electroconvulsive therapy

    Author : Linda Jansson; Lund Psykiatri; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; electroconvulsive seizures; angiogenesis; glial cell activation; amnesia; lithium;

    Abstract : Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a well-established treatment for severe depressive disorder, but its clinical use has been limited by concerns about side effects such as memory disturbances. Despite over 70 years in clinical use, the exact mechanisms of action behind the therapeutic or adverse effects are not fully understood. READ MORE