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Effects of ECT in treatment of depression: study protocol for a prospective neuroradiological study of acute and longitudinal effects on brain structure and function (The GEMRIC Bergen, Norway center)

Effects of ECT in treatment of depression: study protocol for a prospective neuroradiological study of acute and longitudinal effects on brain structure and function (The GEMRIC Bergen, Norway center)

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Major depression can be a serious and debilitating condition. For some patients in a treatment resistant depressive episode, electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) is the only treatment that is effective. The present study will apply state of the art radiology through advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to investigate structural and functional brain effects of electroconvulsive treatment (ECT).
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Leif Oltedal
    Haukeland University Hospital

Design

Study design
Patients' cohort

Marker Paper

Oltedal L, Kessler U, Ersland L, et al. Effects of ECT in treatment of depression: study protocol for a prospective neuroradiological study of acute and longitudinal effects on brain structure and function.BMC Psychiatry. 2015;15:94. doi:10.1186/s12888-015-0477-y

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
40
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
This site was still including patient at the moment of the inclusion in the initiative. Forty patients accepted for ECT at Haukeland University Hospital will be included. After inclusion of 8 patients, the protocol was slightly revised and the remaining 32 patients will follow the protocol.

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On the study website : https://mmiv.no/gemric/