A study of the incidence of epilepsy following ECT
- *MRC Brain Metabolism Unit, University Department of Pharmacology, Edinburgh
- †The Department of Medical Neurology, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh†
- ‡The Department of Psychiatry, Royal Edinburgh Hospital‡
- §The Department of Medical Neurology, Northern General Hospital, Edinburgh§
In a group of 166 patients who had received electroconvulsive therapy more than one year previously the prevalence of epilepsy did not differ significantly from that found in the community as a whole. The findings suggest that a kindling process is not a clinical hazard following repeated electrically induced seizures.