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German Journal of Psychiatry ·
Determination of seizure threshold can help guide selection of stimulus dosage in electroconvul-sive therapy (ECT); however, this threshold is subject to a variety of influences. Objective: To compare the effect of two stimulus-titration schedules on initial seizure threshold, in 88 patients. Method: One strategy was to use the factory-set stimulus characteristics on the Thymatron DGx instrument, which includes uniform stimulus dose increments of 5% of maximum charge. The other strategy was ourfatcat:vrcy2hmdrfgxfda4tsklhp3exm