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The study protocol of the Norwegian randomized controlled trial of electroconvulsive therapy in treatment resistant depression in bipolar disorder

  • Ute Kessler1, 2Email author,
  • Arne E Vaaler1, 9,
  • Helle Schøyen2, 3,
  • Ketil J Oedegaard1, 2,
  • Per Bergsholm2, 4,
  • Ole A Andreassen5, 6,
  • Ulrik F Malt6, 7 and
  • Gunnar Morken8, 9
BMC Psychiatry201010:16

DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-10-16

Received: 9 February 2010

Accepted: 23 February 2010

Published: 23 February 2010

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9 Feb 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
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10 Feb 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - George Kirov
21 Feb 2010 Author responded Author comments - Ute Kessler
Resubmission - Version 3
21 Feb 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 3
23 Feb 2010 Editorially accepted
23 Feb 2010 Article published 10.1186/1471-244X-10-16

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Authors’ Affiliations

Moodnet Research Group, Haukeland University Hospital
Department of Clinical Medicine, Section of Psychiatry, University of Bergen
Moodnet Research Group, Stavanger University Hospital
Psychiatric Clinic Førde
Division of Psychiatry, Oslo University Hospital
Institute of Psychiatry, University of Oslo
Oslo University Hospital
Østmarka Psychiatric Department, St Olav University Hospital
Department of Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology