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Electroconvulsive therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis.
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PMID:  17804994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are relatively few case reports of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with multiple sclerosis. We present 3 such patients, all of whom received safe, effective ECT without evidence of acute neurological deterioration. We conclude that patients with multiple sclerosis being considered for ECT should have a thorough neurological evaluation, and the informed consent process should include discussion of the possibility of neurological deterioration. However, review of the literature and of our 3 cases does reveal that ECT can be used safely, at least in the short term. Long-term outcomes in such patients remain uncertain.
Keith G Rasmussen; B Mark Keegan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of ECT     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1095-0680     ISO Abbreviation:  J ECT     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-06     Completed Date:  2008-03-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808943     Medline TA:  J ECT     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry and Psycology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Depressive Disorder / complications*,  therapy*
Electroconvulsive Therapy*
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis / complications*
Treatment Outcome

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