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Indian J Psychiatry. 2001 Oct;43(4):354-6.

Electro convulsive therapy in pre-pubertal catatonia: a case study.

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ANUPAM THAKUR, MBBS., Junior Resident, Central Institute of Psychiatry Kanke (PO), Ranchi-834006. anupam_thakur2000@yahoo.com.

Abstract

Depression in prepubertal age group is a relatively rare condition. The presence of life threatening catatonic features call for aggressive treatment. Electro convulsive therapy (ECT) has been described to be effective in these circumstances; however, doubts have been raised about its safety profile. This present case study illustrates the efficacy and safety of ECT in prepubertal catatonia.

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ECT; Prepubertal catatonia; depression; efficacy; safety

PMID:
21407888
PMCID:
PMC2956249
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