Open Access Study protocol

The study protocol of the Norwegian randomized controlled trial of electroconvulsive therapy in treatment resistant depression in bipolar disorder

Ute Kessler12*, Arne E Vaaler19, Helle Schøyen23, Ketil J Oedegaard12, Per Bergsholm24, Ole A Andreassen56, Ulrik F Malt67 and Gunnar Morken89

Author Affiliations

1 Moodnet Research Group, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

2 Department of Clinical Medicine, Section of Psychiatry, University of Bergen, Norway

3 Moodnet Research Group, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway

4 Psychiatric Clinic Førde, Førde, Norway

5 Division of Psychiatry, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, Oslo, Norway

6 Institute of Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

7 Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway

8 Østmarka Psychiatric Department, St Olav University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway

9 Department of Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

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BMC Psychiatry 2010, 10:16  doi:10.1186/1471-244X-10-16

Published: 23 February 2010

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Additional file 1:

Treatment algorithm for control group. Treatment algorithm for control group

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Additional file 2:

Protocol synopsis. Gives an overview of the study protocol

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