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[Electroconvulsive therapy in therapy-resistant mania. A case study]

Author(s): Neve ME, Huyser J, Eshuis JH, Storosum JG

Affiliation(s): AMC de Meren, ambulant centrum Nienoord, Nienoord 2, 1112 XG Diemen. m.e.neve@amc.uva.nl

Publication date & source: 2007, Tijdschr Psychiatr., 49(11):851-4.

Publication type: Case Reports; English Abstract

A 25-year-old woman was separated for 6 weeks on account of her suicidal and chaotic behaviour occurring within the framework of a first manic episode. Her response to medication (olanzapine 20 mg, clorazepate 50 mg and lithium (serum level 0.9 mmol/l)) was inadequate. After only one ect treatment her condition had improved to such an extent that she no longer needed to be isolated. After about 4 weeks her mental condition was reasonably good; her medication consisted only of 10 mg of olanzapine and she could be transferred to out-patient care. ect can bring about rapid improvement in patients with therapy-resistant manic symptoms.

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