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Absence of Additional Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia Patients During Maintenance Electroconvulsive Therapy

Lorena Rami, Miquel Bernardo, Manuel Valdes, Teresa Boget, Maria J. Portella, Jose Ferrer and Manel Salamero

in Schizophrenia Bulletin

Published on behalf of Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Volume 30, issue 1, pages 185-189
Published in print January 2004 | ISSN: 0586-7614
Published online January 2004 | e-ISSN: 1745-1701 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.schbul.a007062
Absence of Additional Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia Patients During Maintenance Electroconvulsive Therapy

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This study examines the cognitive impairment profile of schizophrenia patients during maintenance electroconvulsive therapy (M-ECT). Ten schizophrenia patients treated with M-ECT and ten control patients matched for diagnosis, sex, and age who had never been treated with ECT were assessed with a comprehensive neuropsychological battery. M-ECT patients did not show a higher level of memory, attention, or frontal function impairment than the control group. The absence of additional memory dysfunction may favor the functional adaptation of these patients during M-ECT.

Keywords: Schizophrenia; electroconvulsive therapy; neuropsychology; cognitive functions

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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