More MS news articles for April 2002

Electroconvulsive Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of the Brain

Convuls Ther 1987;3(2):137-144
Coffey CE, Weiner RD, McCall WV, Heinz ER.
Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine (Neurology), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

A depressed woman with multiple sclerosis was successfully treated with electroconvulsive therapy without any adverse effects to her neurologic status.

Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was performed before and after the course of therapy and revealed no change in the white matter lesions visualized on spin-echo images.