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Electroconvulsive therapy for lycanthropy and Cotard syndrome: a case report.
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PMID:  20562636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We present a case of psychotic depression presenting with lycanthropy (being converted to a pig) and Cotard syndrome simultaneously and treated with electroconvulsive therapy. A 37-year-old female patient developed psychotic depression after a stressor (a possibility of having a malignancy). As her depression worsened, she developed delusional belief of self being metamorphosed to a pig and her children also being metamorphosed into pig. In addition, she had the delusional belief that her own body and body of her children was rotting away. She was treated with electroconvulsive therapy along with venlafaxine and olanzapine, with which she improved completely.
Sandeep Grover; Ruchita Shah; Abhishek Ghosh
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of ECT     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1533-4112     ISO Abbreviation:  J ECT     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808943     Medline TA:  J ECT     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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