Affiliation: State University of New York
- Separating psychotic depression from nonpsychotic depression is essential to effective treatmentMax Fink
State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, NY, USA
J Affect Disord 76:1-3. 2003
- Melancholia: restoration in psychiatric classification recommendedMax Fink
Acta Psychiatr Scand 115:89-92. 2007
- ECT in therapy-resistant mania: does it have a place?Max Fink
Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Emeritus School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY, USA
Bipolar Disord 8:307-9. 2006
- Electroconvulsive therapy: evidence and challengesMax Fink
Department of Psychiatry, Stony Brook University, USA
JAMA 298:330-2. 2007
- DSM melancholic features are unreliable predictors of ECT response: a CORE publicationMax Fink
Zucker Hillside Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Systems, Glen Oaks, NY, USA
J ECT 23:139-46. 2007..To determine the relationship between baseline melancholic features with outcomes in patients with major depressive disorder referred for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)...
- The efficacy of acute electroconvulsive therapy in atypical depressionMustafa M Husain
Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX 75390 8898, USA
J Clin Psychiatry 69:406-11. 2008..This study examined the characteristics and outcomes of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), with or without atypical features, who were treated with acute bilateral electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)...
- Bifrontal, bitemporal and right unilateral electrode placement in ECT: randomised trialCharles H Kellner
Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
Br J Psychiatry 196:226-34. 2010..Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for major depression. Optimising efficacy and minimising cognitive impairment are goals of ongoing technical refinements...
- Change in seizure threshold during electroconvulsive therapyMax Fink
Long Island Jewish Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, NY, USA
J ECT 24:114-6. 2008..Dose titration of the ST has been suggested to optimize stimulus dosing in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The change in ST with remission is examined in a large sample of unipolar depressed patients...
- What we learn about continuation treatments from the collaborative electroconvulsive therapy studiesMax Fink
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, USA
J ECT 23:215-8. 2007
- Continuation electroconvulsive therapy vs pharmacotherapy for relapse prevention in major depression: a multisite study from the Consortium for Research in Electroconvulsive Therapy (CORE)Charles H Kellner
Department of Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School, 183 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:1337-44. 2006..Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been shown to be extremely effective for the acute treatment of major depression, it has never been systematically assessed as a strategy for relapse prevention...
- Catatonia is not schizophrenia: Kraepelin's error and the need to recognize catatonia as an independent syndrome in medical nomenclatureMax Fink
Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY 11780, USA
Schizophr Bull 36:314-20. 2010..These treatments are not accepted for patients with schizophrenia. Prompt recognition and treatment saves lives. It is time to place catatonia into its own home in the psychiatric classification...
- Is the practice of ECT ethical?Max Fink
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, NY, USA
World J Biol Psychiatry 6:38-43. 2005..The signs of improvement are slowly surfacing in the greater recognition of the efficacy of ECT, greater tolerance to its use, and in establishing treatment standards...
- Belling the cat: ECT practice standards in the United StatesMax Fink
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, USA
J ECT 23:3-5. 2007
- Complaints of loss of personal memories after electroconvulsive therapy: evidence of a somatoform disorder?Max Fink
Department of Psychiatry, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY, USA
Psychosomatics 48:290-3. 2007....
- Speed of response and remission in major depressive disorder with acute electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): a Consortium for Research in ECT (CORE) reportMustafa M Husain
Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
J Clin Psychiatry 65:485-91. 2004..We report the speed of response and remission rates in a cohort of depressed patients who received a course of acute-phase ECT in the initial phase of an ongoing multicenter randomized trial of continuation ECT versus pharmacotherapy...
- Catatonia in psychiatric classification: a home of its ownMichael Alan Taylor
Department of Psychiatry, Finch University of Health Sciences, North Chicago, Ill, USA
Am J Psychiatry 160:1233-41. 2003..The authors assess the present position of catatonia in diagnostic classification systems and consider the merits of designating catatonia as a separate diagnostic category with defined criteria...
- Relief of expressed suicidal intent by ECT: a consortium for research in ECT studyCharles H Kellner
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School, 183 South Orange Ave, F1436, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
Am J Psychiatry 162:977-82. 2005..The data are from the first phase of an ongoing, collaborative multicenter study, the overall aim of which was to compare continuation ECT with pharmacotherapy in the prevention of relapse after a successful course of ECT...
- Antidepressant medication treatment failure does not predict lower remission with ECT for major depressive disorder: a report from the consortium for research in electroconvulsive therapyKeith G Rasmussen
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
J Clin Psychiatry 68:1701-6. 2007..To test whether antidepressant medication treatment failure predicts differential remission with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in nonpsychotic unipolar depression...
- Data management and design issues in an unmasked randomized trial of electroconvulsive therapy for relapse prevention of severe depression: the consortium for research in electroconvulsive therapy trialKeith G Rasmussen
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
J ECT 23:244-50. 2007..The purpose of this article is to describe the design characteristics and challenges of the trial and of our method of dealing with the lack of double-blind outcome assessment...
- Electroconvulsive therapy update: recognizing and treating psychotic depressionMax Fink
J Clin Psychiatry 64:232-4. 2003
- Patterns of psychotropic medication use among patients with severe depression referred for electroconvulsive therapy: data from the Consortium for Research on Electroconvulsive TherapyKeith G Rasmussen
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
J ECT 22:116-23. 2006..Use of hypnotic agents and anticonvulsants was common. In conclusion, patients with severe depression referred for ECT with a unipolar depressive episode have high rates of psychotropic usage, much of which is inadequate...
- The medical evidence-based model for psychiatric syndromes: return to a classical paradigmMax Fink
Acta Psychiatr Scand 117:81-4. 2008
- Outcome of electroconvulsive therapy by race in the Consortium for Research on Electroconvulsive Therapy multisite studyMark D Williams
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
J ECT 24:117-21. 2008..The authors examine the differences in outcome between black and white patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a part of the Consortium for Research on Electroconvulsive Therapy multisite study...
- Restoring melancholia in the classification of mood disordersMichael Alan Taylor
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois, United States
J Affect Disord 105:1-14. 2008..Its re-introduction will refine diagnosis, prognosis, treatment selection, and studies of pathophysiology of a large segment of the psychiatrically ill...
- Use of pharmacologic coma for adult status epilepticusDavid J Anschel
Epilepsy Behav 6:292. 2005
- Catatonia in autistic spectrum disorders: a medical treatment algorithmMax Fink
School of Medicine, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York 11794, USA
Int Rev Neurobiol 72:233-44. 2006..If this fails, electroconvulsive therapy is recommended. The assessment and treatment of catatonia offers positive medical therapy for the victims of autism and their families...
- ElectrotherapeuticsMax Fink
J ECT 18:114-5. 2002
- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) practice in Metropolitan New York community hospitalsMax Fink
Psychol Med 32:1321-3; author reply 1324-6. 2002
- Comment on "Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation versus electroconvulsive therapy for major depression: preliminary results of a randomized trial"Charles H Kellner
Biol Psychiatry 52:1032-3; discussion 1033. 2002
- Catatonia and ECT: Meduna's biological antagonism hypothesis reconsideredMax Fink
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, P O Box 457, St James, New York 11780 0457, USA
World J Biol Psychiatry 3:105-8. 2002..This rapid efficacy supports a neuroendocrine hypothesis of the mode of action of ECT and encourages neuroendocrine studies of catatonia...
- Gilles de la Tourette form of catatonia: response to ECTHarsh K Trivedi
Hillside Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Glen Oaks, NY 11040, USA
J ECT 19:115-7. 2003
- ECT in the management of major depression: implications of recent researchChittaranjan Andrade
World J Biol Psychiatry 4:139-40; author reply 140-1. 2003
- The efficacy of ECT and "treatment resistance"Charles H Kellner
J ECT 18:1-2. 2002
- About Meduna's pioneer activityMax Fink
Neuropsychopharmacol Hung 6:39. 2004
- Nonconvulsive status epilepticus and electroconvulsive therapyMax Fink
J ECT 20:131-2. 2004
- Induced seizures as psychiatric therapy: Ladislas Meduna's contributions in modern neuroscienceMax Fink
SUNY Stonybrook School of Medicine, St James, NY 11780, USA
J ECT 20:133-6. 2004
- Predicting the response to ECTVaughn McCall
J ECT 21:137-8. 2005
- Should the dexamethasone suppression test be resurrected?Max Fink
Acta Psychiatr Scand 112:245-9. 2005
- Challenges to British practice of electroconvulsive therapyMax Fink
J ECT 22:30-2. 2006
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is malignant catatonia, warranting treatments efficacious for catatoniaMax Fink
Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:1182-3; author reply 1184-5. 2006
- EEG changes with antipsychotic drugsMax Fink
Am J Psychiatry 159:1439; discussion 1439. 2002