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Chronic electroconvulsive shock and neurotransmitter receptors--an update.

Authors
  • Gleiter, C H
  • Nutt, D J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Life Sciences
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
44
Issue
15
Pages
985–1006
Identifiers
PMID: 2564616
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Electroconvulsive shock (ECS) produces many neurochemical alterations which may be related to its efficacy in the treatment of different psychiatric disorders. This review focuses particularly on experimental findings of CNS receptor changes in animals following chronic ECS and relates them to neurotransmitter and behavioral changes. Also, the pharmacological effect of other antidepressant treatment are compared. Possible mechanisms of action are discussed.

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