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2022 Oct 19

Brain Behav

A retrospective case series of electroconvulsive therapy in the management of depression and suicidal symptoms in adolescents.


Chen X, Fu Y, Zou Q, Zhang Y, Qin X, Tian Y, Yan Y, Chen Q, Zou L, Zhao B, Li X
Brain Behav. 2022 Oct 19:e2795.
PMID: 36259943.


Major depressive disorder (MDD) with suicidal symptoms is common in adolescents. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is highly effective in the treatment of MDD. We have described its use and outcome in a case series of adolescents with depression and suicidal symptoms receiving ECT.