There are few reported convincing cases of hyperthyroid depressed patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). We describe a depressed 66-year- old woman with catatonic depression diagnosed with new-onset hyperthyroidism due to Grave's disease. After commencing propylthiouracil, her Grave's disease was partially treated, but her depression was no better. She subsequently received a course of seven ECT with resolution of her depression and no adverse sequelae.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health