Secondary Analyses of Studies on Electroconvulsive Therapy

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Secondary analyses of anonymised data collected during past studies on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is underway.

The research team at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS) is conducting a secondary analysis of data collected as part of three historical studies on ECT which took place in SPMHS.

The three studies falling under this analysis include:

  • The EFFECT-Dep Study: enhancing the effectiveness of ECT in severe depression and understanding its molecular mechanism of action (Protocol 12/07)
  • The KEEP-WELL Trial: KEtamine for dEPression relapse prevention folloWing ELectronconvuLsive therapy: a randomised pilot trial with blood biomarker evaluation (Protocol 05/14)
  • Effects of ECT for Depression on Decision-Making Capacity (Protocol 02/14).

These data are now anonymised. Therefore, this secondary analysis does not involve processing of any personal data. The secondary analysis received approval from the Research Ethics Committee in SPMHS (Protocol 08/22).

For data protection queries, please contact Professor Declan McLoughlin by calling 01 249 3385 or emailing

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