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Electroconvulsive therapy in a twelve-year-old boy with catatonic symptoms

Authors:

Reza Bidaki ,

Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, IR
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Ass Professor of Psychiatry
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Tahere Sadeghye,

Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, IR
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Ass Professor of Child and Adolescence Psychiatry
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Masoud Amin,

Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, IR
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Omid Rezahosseini

Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, IR
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Abstract

Studies Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is effective in the treatment of several psychiatric illnesses. Only a few studies describe the use of ECT in children and adolescents. We describe the treatment of catatonic symptoms with ECT in a twelve-year-old boy who presented with complaints of nausea, vomiting and ataxia and developed catatonic symptoms 48 hours after admission to hospital. The response to diazepam infusion was partial but recovery was complete after 12 treatments of ECT. There were no adverse effects to ECT.

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v4i1.5724

Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry Vol 4(1) June 2013 Page 20-21

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v4i1.5724
How to Cite: Bidaki, R. et al., (2013). Electroconvulsive therapy in a twelve-year-old boy with catatonic symptoms. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry. 4(1), pp.20–21. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v4i1.5724
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Published on 02 Jul 2013.
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