Advances in Neuroimaging Research of Electroconvulsive Therapy in Depression

The aim of shock treatment (ECT) search out free ailment manifestations avoid a tiny amount of energetic current through the patient’s head, encouraging convulsions during the whole of the bulk. Although allure situation machine is still obscure, electroshock therapy can considerably free the dispassionate manifestations of victims accompanying weighty cavity. This review recaps the current progress in neuroimaging research on ECT for big despair. Due to the swift progress of neuroimaging science, it is immediately unavoidable to search the neurobiological systems fundamental bigger despair from the outlooks of intelligence form, function, and absorption. Research has proved that electroshock therapy can, incompletely, raise subjects’ mind function, absorption, and even mind form. Currently, an growing number of neuroimaging studies select miscellaneous neuroimaging methods containing working attractive reverberation image (fMRI), positron issuance tomography (PET), drawing reverberation spectroscopy (MRS), fundamental attractive reverberation depict (sMRI) and spread tensor image (DTI) to disclose the affecting animate nerve organs belongings of ECT. Based on the neuroimaging studies, this review implies that the neurobiological method of ECT grant permission search out harmonize the working action and connectedness or affecting animate nerve organs fundamental pliancy in particular intelligence domains to the sane level, to obtain the healing effect.

Author(s) Details:

Xin-Ke Li,
College of Medical Informatics, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing-400016, P.R.China.

Hai-Tang Qiu,
Mental Health Center, the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing-400016, P.R. China.

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Keywords: Neuroimaging, major depression, electroconvulsive therapy, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance spectroscopy

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