Intraictal cessation of electroencephalographic activity during electroconvulsive therapy

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Abstract

There have been a few reports of intraictal cessation of electroencephalographic (EEG) activity during electroconvulsive therapy. We present a case of a gentleman with recurrent severe major depressive disorder, who had a "start-stop-start" phenomenon of EEG activity during his electroconvulsive therapy treatment. This brief intraictal arrest of activity demonstrates the importance of continued EEG monitoring to confirm the postictal termination phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-104
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of ECT
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • electroconvulsive therapy
  • ictal suppression
  • intraictal anomalies
  • seizure termination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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