ECT administration to a hyperthyroid patient

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-128
Number of pages3
JournalConvulsive Therapy
Volume11
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Electroconvulsive Therapy
Hyperthyroidism
Graves Disease
Depression
Propylthiouracil

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ECT administration to a hyperthyroid patient. / Farah, A.; McCall, William Vaughn.

In: Convulsive Therapy, Vol. 11, No. 2, 01.01.1995, p. 126-128.

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