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Title: Overgeneral memory predicts stability of short-term outcome of ECT for depression
Authors: Raes, Filip ×
Sienaert, Pascal
Demyttenaere, Koen
Peuskens, Joseph
Williams, J Mark G
Hermans, Dirk #
Issue Date: Mar-2008
Series Title: Journal of ECT vol:24 issue:1 pages:81-83
Abstract: PURPOSE: To investigate the predictive value of overgeneral memory (OGM) for outcome of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for depression. METHODS: The Autobiographical Memory Test was used to measure OGM in 25 patients with depression before ECT. The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD) was administered weekly to 1 week posttreatment. RESULTS: Overgeneral memory did not predict HRSD scores from the last ECT treatment, but did predict HRSD change scores from the last treatment to 1-week follow-up: patients high in OGM experienced a relatively greater increase in HRSD scores after the last treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Results further extend the status of OGM as a predictor of an unfavorable course of depression to a previously unstudied ECT population.
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ISSN: 1095-0680
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:University Centre Sint Jozef (-)
Centre for Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology
Research Group Psychiatry
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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