Correlates of Electroconvulsive Therapy with Neurocognitive Functioning, Subjective Memory and Depression


Study Type/Phase: Retrospective and Prospective
Status: Recruiting

This study examines the relationship between Electroconvulsive Treatment (ECT) on Depression, Neurocognitive Functioning, and memory. The purpose of this research study is to learn more about the relationship between ECT and neurocognitive functioning as well as the relationship among depression, neurocognitive functioning and subjective memory post-treatment.

For this research, data collected during standard procedures in the course of ECT treatment will be analyzed. The data will be from the 10 week period during which participants undergo ECT and will include demographic information, depression symptom data, and data from neurocognitive screening measures. The research involves collection and analysis of data records related to standard ECT treatment and does not involve any additional procedures.

At least 82 patients will be enrolled at El Camino Hospital.

Speak with your doctor to determine whether you meet the following criteria for participation in this study.

Inclusion Criteria Exclusion Criteria
  • El Camino Hospital patients who will be receiving ECT
  • No court ordered ECT


Principal Investigator

Brooke Schauder, PhD and Tamara Malcolm, RN