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Convuls Ther. 1988;4(1):84-87.

Monitoring Electroconvulsive Therapy by Galvanic Skin Response.

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Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine and the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA.


Galvanic skin response (GSR) was assessed during 10 electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) sessions with five patients to evaluate its clinical utility in monitoring ECT-induced seizures. While GSR change was consistently observed in all instances, its duration persisted far longer than did seizure activity as measured by observed tonic-clonic movements. Accordingly, and in contrast to a prior report, GSR cannot be recommended as an accurate and reliable method of monitoring ECT.

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