Use of electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of catatonia

Daniel E Gih, Neera Ghaziuddin

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Abstract

While the mechanisms of catatonia remain poorly understood, there are known and effective treatments for it, namely high-dose benzodiazepines and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). For more than 75 years, ECT has been successfully used for the treatment of severe psychiatric disorders, including catatonia. This special report describes ECT in patients with catatonia, its indications, treatment logistics, decision-making about when to use ECT instead of conservative treatment, special circumstances and adverse effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-540
Number of pages8
JournalFuture Neurology
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014

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Catatonia
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Keywords

  • catatonia
  • electroconvulsive therapy
  • history
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • risks
  • side effects

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  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Use of electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of catatonia. / Gih, Daniel E; Ghaziuddin, Neera.

In: Future Neurology, Vol. 9, No. 5, 01.09.2014, p. 533-540.

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Gih, Daniel E ; Ghaziuddin, Neera. / Use of electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of catatonia. In: Future Neurology. 2014 ; Vol. 9, No. 5. pp. 533-540.
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