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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3182a35486
Brief Clinical Report Letters

Assessment of Cognitive Performance Using CNS Vital Signs After Electroconvulsive Treatment of Schizophrenia

Wysokiński, Adam MD, PhD; Dzienniak, Małgorzata MA; Kłoszewska, Iwona MD, PhD

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Abstract

Little is known how electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) affects cognitive functions in subjects with schizophrenia. Assessment of cognitive functions in subjects with schizophrenia treated with ECT was performed using CNS Vital Signs computerized battery of tests. Thirteen patients treated with ECT plus antipsychotics were assessed before and after 12 to 15 bilateral ECT sessions. We did not find any important changes between pre-ECT and post-ECT cognitive performance. We also found that CNS Vital Signs is a useful computerized battery test for assessing cognitive functions of subjects treated with ECT.

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