Fast recovery and improved cognition with magnetic seizure therapy for depressive episodes

Takeaway

  • Magnetic seizure therapy provides similar clinical improvement, but faster recovery times and fewer cognitive side effects, than electroconvulsive therapy in people with depressive episodes.

Why this matters

    Magnetic seizure therapy is a new type of convulsive treatment that induces seizures in a similar manner to electroconvulsive therapy, but with greater control. These novel findings suggest that magnetic seizure therapy may be a safe and effective alternative to electroconvulsive therapy.