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L'électroconvulsivothérapie et ses mécanismes d'actions
Couvreur, Véronique; Ansseau, Marc; Franck, Georges
1989In Acta Psychiatrica Belgica, 89 (1-2, Jan-Apr), p. 96-109
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Keywords :
Electroconvulsive therapy; Depressive disorder
Abstract :
[en] Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is known as an effective treatment for some depressive disorders. Nevertheless ECT continues to be a subject of controversy. The absence of a unifying theory for its mechanisms of action explains the mistrust about ECT. The aim of this article is to review the literature about ECT and to propose a synthesis concerning its mechanisms of action. At the present time, the most reliable hypothesis suggests selective activations of central serotonergic and dopaminergic systems on the one hand, and a direct stimulation of the neuroendocrine neurons on the other hand.
Disciplines :
Treatment & clinical psychology
Author, co-author :
Couvreur, Véronique ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Psychiatrie et psychologie médicale
Ansseau, Marc ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Psychiatrie et psychologie médicale
Franck, Georges ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Médecine)
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Title :
L'électroconvulsivothérapie et ses mécanismes d'actions
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[en] Electroconvulsive Therapy and Its Mechanism of Action
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Acta Psychiatrica Belgica
Publisher :
Acta Medica Belgica, Belgium
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1-2, Jan-Apr
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