Lack of effect of 6 g inositol treatment on post-ECT cognitive function in humans Academic Article uri icon


  • Cholinergic agonists have been reported to ameliorate ECT-induced memory impairment. Inositol metabolism is involved in the second messenger system for several muscarinic cholinergic receptors. Inositol 6 g daily was given in a cross-over double-blind manner for 5 days before the 5th or 6th ECT in a series of patients. No effect was found on post-ECT cognitive impairment.

publication date

  • January 1, 1995