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, Volume 90, Issue 1, pp 71–72 | Cite as

Erratum zu: Wirksamkeit und Verträglichkeit der Elektrokonvulsionstherapie

Einfluss des klinischen Ansprechens aus Patientensicht
  • M. BelzEmail author
  • M. Besse
  • L. Krech
  • I. Methfessel
  • D. Zilles
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Erratum to: Effectiveness and tolerability of electroconvulsive therapy

Influence of clinical response from the patient’s point of view

Abstract

Background

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a highly effective, yet still controversial therapy for both the general public and psychiatrists. In this study, we investigated the patients’ view regarding effectiveness and tolerability of electroconvulsive therapy under consideration of individual clinical response.

Material and methods

In 31 patients with major depression, subjective effectiveness and tolerability were assessed via a differentiated questionnaire prior to, during, and after ECT. Symptoms were rated using the Montgomery-Åsberg depression rating scale (MADRS) and the Beck depression inventory II (BDI‑II)

Results

Patients assessed ECT to be generally effective both before and after the treatment. This view was independent of their individual treatment success. In contrast, patients’ rating of individual effectiveness depended on the objective improvement of their symptoms. Side effects were rated to be generally slight to moderate.

Conclusion

Against the background of persisting criticism towards ECT, the viewpoint of involved patients provides us with important references for an appropriate judgement of this therapy. The results suggest a good benefit-risk ratio for ECT from the patients’ perspective.

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Nervenarzt 2018

 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00115-018-0604-3

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© Springer Medizin Verlag GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Belz
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Besse
    • 1
  • L. Krech
    • 1
  • I. Methfessel
    • 1
  • D. Zilles
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Station 4193Universitätsmedizin GöttingenGöttingenDeutschland

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