ECT administration to a hyperthyroid patient

A. Farah, W. V. McCall

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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