Title

Methodological Issues in Designing a Randomized Controlled Trial for Psychotic Depression: The STOP-PD Study

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

1-2006

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Depressive Disorder, Major; Affective Disorders, Psychotic

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

The safety and efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been documented for more than half a century, including among patients with major depressive disorder with psychotic features (MD-Psy) who have failed intensive antidepressant treatment. More recent studies from academic centers that use contemporary ECT standards have demonstrated response and remission rates exceeding 90% among patients with MD-Psy.

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Citation: Meyers BS, Peasley-Miklus C, Flint AJ, Mulsant BH, Rothschild AJ: Methodological Issues In Designing A Randomized Controlled Trial For Psychotic Depression: The STOP-PD Study. Psych Annals, 2006; 36:57-64.