The British Journal of Psychiatry


We report the efficacy of combined chlorpromazine and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the treatment of mania. Two groups of 15 manic patients received eight ECT sessions either actual or simulated, in a double-blind, controlled study. All patients also received 600 mg of chlorpromazine daily until the sixth session. Results indicate that the group receiving the combination of chlorpromazine and ECT did significantly better than the other group.