Volume 12, Number 1 (5-2006)                   IJPCP 2006, 12(1): 16-20 | Back to browse issues page


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Hamidia A, Ghadiri M, Afkham Ebrahimi A. Comparison of Memory Impairment Due to Electroconvulsive Therapy in Depressed Patients Receiving Liothyronine and Vitamin B12 . IJPCP. 2006; 12 (1) :16-20
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-31-en.html

, E-mail: angela_hamidia@yahoo.com
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Abstract

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of liothyronine on reduce-ing memory impairment in patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy(ECT).

Method: Based on a double blind experimental design, 40 clinically depressed ECT candidate women (age range 20-50) were selected and randomly allocated to experimental and control groups. After carrying out a memory test, the experimental group was allocated to liothyro-nine and the control group was allocated to vitamin B12. After six sessions of bilateral ECT on a three per week basis, both groups underwent the same memory tests and the results were com-pared. 

Results: The difference in memory in the experimental group was significant, but in the control group was not significant, before and after ECT.

Conclusion: In depressed ECT candidate patients, liothyronine prescription can reduce memory impairment.
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Received: 2007/02/17

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