The effects of electroconvulsive therapy on GABAergic function in major depressive patients

Esel E. , Kose K., Hacimusalar Y. , Ozsoy S. , KULA M. , Candan Z., ...More

JOURNAL OF ECT, vol.24, no.3, pp.224-228, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/yct.0b013e31815cbaa1
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ECT
  • Page Numbers: pp.224-228


Objectives: It has been proposed that major depression is associated with a dysfunction of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) system. This study was planned to investigate whether there are any alterations in GABAergic activities in major depressive patients and, if there are, whether electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has any effect oil these changes.