Physostigmine improves ECT-induced memory disturbances

Y. Levin, A. Elizur, A. D. Korczyn*

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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) induces transient confusion and amnesia. Using a double-blind crossover method, we studied the influence of physostigmine on ECT-induced memory disturbances. We found that physostigmine reverses the impairment of verbal and visual short- and long-term memory after ECT. Immediate recall was neither impaired by ECT nor improved by physostigmine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-875
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1987


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