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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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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/02/17 | Published: 2006/05/15