Industrial Psychiatry Journal

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Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 206--209

Evaluation of nonmemory cognitive parameters in psychiatric patients' pre- and post-electroconvulsive therapy: An observational study


Jyoti Prakash1, Kalpana Srivastava2, Pradeep Manandhar2, Amitabh Saha2 
1 Department of Psychiatry, Command Hospital Eastern Command, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Jyoti Prakash
Command Hospital Eastern Command, Alipore, Kolkata - 700 027, West Bengal
India

Introduction: Possibility of cognitive side effects has made electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) questionable. Variable deficits have been debated in memory cognition. Pattern of changes in nonmemory cognition pre- and post-ECT is not clear. Methodology: Forty patients undergoing ECT were studied on nonmemory cognitive parameters before ECT, after a course of ECT, and after 4 weeks of last. ECT. Results: Nonmemory cognition improved during the course of ECT and over 4 weeks of ECT. Conclusions: ECT does not affect the nonmemory cognition adversely.


How to cite this article:
Prakash J, Srivastava K, Manandhar P, Saha A. Evaluation of nonmemory cognitive parameters in psychiatric patients' pre- and post-electroconvulsive therapy: An observational study.Ind Psychiatry J 2015;24:206-209


How to cite this URL:
Prakash J, Srivastava K, Manandhar P, Saha A. Evaluation of nonmemory cognitive parameters in psychiatric patients' pre- and post-electroconvulsive therapy: An observational study. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Sep 25 ];24:206-209
Available from: http://www.industrialpsychiatry.org/article.asp?issn=0972-6748;year=2015;volume=24;issue=2;spage=206;epage=209;aulast=Prakash;type=0