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Psychosomatics. 2007 Jul-Aug;48(4):290-3.

Complaints of loss of personal memories after electroconvulsive therapy: evidence of a somatoform disorder?

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Department of Psychiatry, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY, USA. mafink@attglobal.net

Abstract

This selective review considers the rare complaints of the loss of personal memories after successful courses of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which are best characterized as somatoform disorders, rather than as evidence of brain damage, thus warranting psychological treatment for such disorders.

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17600164
DOI:
10.1176/appi.psy.48.4.290
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