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Titolo:
ECT and mental retardation: A review and case reports
Autore:
Aziz, M; Maixner, DF; DeQuardo, J; Aldridge, A; Tandon, R;
Indirizzi:
Univ Michigan, Dept Psychiat, ECT Program, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA Univ Michigan Ann Arbor MI USA 48109 ECT Program, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF ECT
fascicolo: 2, volume: 17, anno: 2001,
pagine: 149 - 152
SICI:
1095-0680(200106)17:2<149:EAMRAR>2.0.ZU;2-B
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ELECTROCONVULSIVE-THERAPY; MAJOR DEPRESSION; DOWNS-SYNDROME; DRUG-USE; PREVALENCE; RESIDENTS; PATIENT;
Keywords:
mental retardation; electroconvulsive therapy; psychiatric disorders; neuroleptic malignant syndrome;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
23
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Maixner, DF Univ Michigan, Dept Psychiat, ECT Program, 1500 E Med Ctr Dr,UH-9C,Box 0120, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA Univ Michigan 1500 E Med Ctr Dr,UH-9C,Box 0120 Ann Arbor MI USA 48109
Citazione:
M. Aziz et al., "ECT and mental retardation: A review and case reports", J ECT, 17(2), 2001, pp. 149-152

Abstract

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with mental retardation has received limited study and is a subject of controversy. Specific difficultiesin using ECT for this patient population include diagnostic dilemmas, difficulties with measuring outcome and monitoring side effects, and problems with professional attitudes. We report our experience with two cases in which ECT was applied to treat severe psychotic and catatonic symptoms. In case1, a 22-year-old male patient with a history of moderate mental retardation, bipolar disorder, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome was admitted to manage his disruptive behavior and psychotic symptoms. The patient responded well to six bilateral ECTs with diminution of his psychotic symptoms and behavioral disturbances. In Case 2, a 39-year-old female patient with a history of mental retardation, schizoaffective disorder, and catatonic symptoms successfully responded to 11 bilateral ECTs. We conclude that ECT can be used safely and effectively in patients with mental retardation and severe or refractory psychotic symptoms.

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