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Electroconvulsive therapy for chronic pain associated with depression
Am J Psychiatry 1975;132:632-636.
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Electroconvuslive therapy alleviated the symptoms of four out of six patients suffering from chronic pain and from depression as measured by the Hamiliton Depression Rating Scale. All of the patients had been unsuccessfully treated with tricyclic antidepressant medication. The author suggests that ECT may be the treatment of choice for some patients with this combination of symptoms.

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