Healio (8/23, VanDewater) reports, “Inflammatory processes were linked to lower cognitive functioning in older patients with depression before electroconvulsive therapy, with further dysfunction during and after therapy,” researchers concluded in a study that “prospectively evaluated cognitive functioning among 97 patients with severe unipolar depression aged older than 55 years using the Mini-Mental State Examination…one week before, weekly during and one week after ECT” between the years 2011 and 2013. The findings were published online Aug. 10 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)