Table 3

Parameters recorded after each ECT-session

Anaesthetic drugs used


Energy (%)

Charge delivered

Motor activity

Seizure duration

Postictal suppression index

Sustained coherence

Sustained power

Seizure energy index

Quality of δ-waves, seizure ending and postictal supression

Basal and peak heart rate

Time to reorientation (personal data, time, place)

Mood state immediate after recovery of orientation and the following hours, expressed like "good, neutral, don't know, better, changed" or "bad, depressed, no better, no change, feeling of not having had a treatment


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