Case ReportsResolution of Amnestic Effects of an Extended Course of Electroconvulsive TherapyKellner, Charles H. MD; Martin, Jane PhD; Strain, James J. MD; Spodek, Lesley MA; Creighton, Judy MAAuthor Information From the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. Received for publication August 2, 2010; accepted September 30, 2010. Reprints: Charles H. Kellner, MD, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1230, New York, NY 10029 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The authors have nothing to disclose. The Journal of ECT: September 2011 - Volume 27 - Issue 3 - p 251-255 doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3181ffe11a Buy Metrics Abstract We report the case of a 79-year-old man who had an episode of severe major depression treated with an extended course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and multiple medication trials. Electroconvulsive therapy was only modestly beneficial, and he had significant cognitive effects. Neuropsychological testing at 2 different time points during the episode documented the cognitive deficits, as well as the time course of their resolution. He ultimately made a full recovery from his depressive episode with substantial improvement of ECT-related cognitive deficits. This case adds to the neuropsychological literature documenting the transient nature of ECT-induced cognitive effects. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.