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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/yct.0b013e31815cbaa1
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ECT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.224-228
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


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.