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Daily Administration of Unilateral ECT
RICHARD ABRAMS
Am J Psychiatry 1967;124:384-386.
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Resident in psychiatry at New York Medical College, Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals, Fifth Avenue at 106th St., New York, N. Y. 10029

1967-68, American Psychiatric Association

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In comparing two groups of schizophrenic patients who received unilateral ECT to the nondominant hemisphere three and five times a week respectively, no statistically significant differences in scores on the Wechsler Memory Form I were observed after a series of 20 ECTs. In addition, the author and the nursing staff did not observe the presence of confusion, memory loss, dis orientation, or incontinence in any of the patients treated.

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