The use of electroconvulsive therapy in pain patients

Joanne R. Bloomstein, Teresa A. Rummans, Toshihiko Maruta, Siong Chi Lin, Thomas S. Pileggi

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Twenty-one patients with primary chronic pain received electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for concurrent affective symptoms. Twenty of the 21 patients experienced improvement in the level of their pain. ECT can be an effective treatment modality for patients who have chronic pain complicated by affective symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-379
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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