ECT Not Proven for Atypical Depression
J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(10):1662-1662 [letter]
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Letter to the Editor
Sir: Data might speak for themselves, but the interpretation
of Husain and colleagues that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
treats atypical depression is not justified. Here is a restatement
of the conclusions that is more consistent with the methods and
Patients with atypical depression subjectively felt better in
the hospital 24 to 48 hours after completing a course of bitemporal
ECT. It was unknown how the patients felt after