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Persistent catatonia for 1.5 years finally resolved with electroconvulsive therapy.
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PMID:  23422525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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ABSTRACT: Despite having been previously associated with schizophrenia, catatonia is more often associated with mood disorders and factors related to general medical conditions. Benzodiazepines are recommended as the first option in treatment of catatonia. For patients who do not sufficiently respond to benzodiazepines and for patients that need a fast response, electroconvulsive therapy is then recommended. In this case, we present a case that developed catatonia after myocardial infarction and remained catatonic for 1.5 years until he was treated with electroconvulsive therapy.
Authors:
Feridun Bülbül; Ahmet Unal; Umit Sertan Cöpoğlu; Gökay Alpak; Haluk Asuman Savaş
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Publication Detail:
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:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808943     Medline TA:  J ECT     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey.
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