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Electroconvulsive treatment in catatonia of cerebrovasculo-coagulopathy: a case report.
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PMID:  23422532     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: Thromboembolic phenomenon is common in pregnancy and puerperium. Thrombosis of cerebral vasculature during postpartum period may present as postpartum psychosis where catatonia may be the presenting symptoms. It is known that catatonia responds to benzodiazepines and electroconvulsive therapy. In this case report, a young woman presented with postpartum psychosis where catatonia is the major clinical presentation. She had cortical venous thrombosis due to which focal neurological deficits were also present. Owing to poor response to benzodiazepines, the patient was treated with electroconvulsive therapy, to which she responded well, and even her neurological deficits improved.
Sujit Kumar Kar; Shashwat Saxena; Jitendra Kumar Trivedi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of ECT     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1533-4112     ISO Abbreviation:  J ECT     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9808943     Medline TA:  J ECT     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e8-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Department of Psychiatry, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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