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Resolution of severe suicidality with a single electroconvulsive therapy.
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PMID:  21343715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Electroconvulsive therapy is a rapid and effective treatment of severe depression that has been shown to quickly decrease or eliminate suicidal thoughts and behaviors. We describe the case of an 88-year-old man hospitalized for a carefully premeditated suicide attempt with highly lethal means. He was treated with a single electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and improved markedly. His suicidal ideation remitted, and the patient was still free of suicidal ideation at 5 months of follow-up. We discuss the effect of ECT on suicidal ideation, the benefit of minimizing the number of total ECT treatments, and the possible biological markers of change after a single treatment in an ECT-naive patient.
Jamal Kobeissi; Amy Aloysi; Kristen Tobias; Dennis Popeo; Charles H Kellner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of ECT     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1533-4112     ISO Abbreviation:  J ECT     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-23     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:  86-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.
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