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Ketamine Clinical Trials

Comparing Therapeutic Efficacy and Cognitive Side Effects of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Using Ketamine Versus Methohexital Anesthesia

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Id: NCT01881763

Organisation Name: Northwell Health

Overal Status: Completed

Start Date: June 2010

Last Update: August 10, 2017

Lead Sponsor: Northwell Health

Brief Summary: The study aims to compare outcomes of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) using ketamine versus methohexital anesthesia in depressed patients. The investigators hypothesize that patients who receive ketamine anesthesia during ECT will achieve remission status faster than those receiving methohexital anesthesia. Also, at the end of the ECT course subjects will display fewer cognitive side effects compared to those treated with methohexital anesthesia.

  • Unipolar Depression
  • Bipolar Depression

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