Publications of Véronique COUVREUR
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See detailL'anémie par spoliation sanguine volontaire : le syndrome de Lasthénie de Ferjol
Farcy, Laurent ULiege; Fillet, Georges ULiege; Couvreur, Véronique ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2005), 60(9), 719-723

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See detailL'électroconvulsivothérapie et ses mécanismes d'actions
Couvreur, Véronique ULiege; Ansseau, Marc ULiege; Franck, Georges ULiege

in Acta Psychiatrica Belgica (1989), 89(1-2, Jan-Apr), 96-109

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 ... [more ▼]

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. [less ▲]

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