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Memory Disturbance After Ect in Low-Pressure Narcosis

  • Jan-Otto Ottosson
  • Kurt Widepalm

Abstract

A correlation has been shown between the maximal systolic blood pressure during ECT and the memory disturbance as measured by Benton’s visual retention test (Hamilton et al. 1979). The purpose of this study was to examine if the memory disturbance after ECT can be reduced by preventing an increase of the blood pressure during the treatment.

Keywords

Memory Test Seizure Activity Blood Pressure Increase Electroconvulsive Therapy Retrograde Amnesia 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan-Otto Ottosson
    • 1
  • Kurt Widepalm
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatrySahlgren HospitalGothenburgSweden

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