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J ECT. 2013 Dec;29(4):e61-2. doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e318290fa36.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for catatonia in a patient with schizophrenia and synthetic cannabinoid abuse: a case report.

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From the Departments of *Psychiatry and †Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

Abstract

We present the case of a young man with a long-standing history of schizophrenia who presented with severe and life-threatening catatonia in the setting of synthetic cannabis use who was successfully treated with electroconvulsive therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of severe and persistent catatonia in the setting of synthetic cannabis use and the first documented successful treatment.

PMID:
23670023
DOI:
10.1097/YCT.0b013e318290fa36
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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