Effective treatment with electroconvulsive therapy of three cases with Parkinson disease, psychosis and depression

Vırıt, O. (2010) Effective treatment with electroconvulsive therapy of three cases with Parkinson disease, psychosis and depression. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry (Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi), 11 (1). pp. 79-82.

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Abstract

Parkinson disease (PD) is frequently complicated by a range of psychiatric disorders. Depression occurs approximately 40% and psychosis is seen in up to 30% in patients with PD. Psychosis is predominantly as a side effect of dopaminergic treatment. Herein, we present three cases with PD, psychosis and depression which treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). ECT was started for suicide risk in one case and for treatment resistance in two cases. All cases demonstrated marked improvement with ECT in psychotic and depressive symptoms. In addition, PD symptoms were reduced in the cases. We suggest ECT is a safe and effective treat-ment option for depression and psychosis in PD. However, ECT is a beneficial treatment method for improvement of PD symptoms.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Electroconvulsive Therapy, Parkinson Disease, Dopaminergic Therapy, Depressive Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Treatment
Subjects:Nervous System Diseases > Central Nervous System Diseases > Movement Disorders
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities > Psychiatric Somatic Therapies
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities > Psychological Techniques
Mental Disorders > Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior > Behavioral Symptoms > Depression
Therapeutics > Electric Countershock
Nervous System Diseases > Central Nervous System Diseases > Brain Diseases
-Journal Repositories > Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry
Nervous System Diseases > Neurodegenerative Diseases > Parkinson Disease
ID Code:3495
Deposited By:Dr. Lut Tamam
Deposited On:09 February 2010

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