Electroconvulsive therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis

Keith G. Rasmussen, B. Mark Keegan

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Abstract

There are relatively few case reports of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with multiple sclerosis. We present 3 such patients, all of whom received safe, effective ECT without evidence of acute neurological deterioration. We conclude that patients with multiple sclerosis being considered for ECT should have a thorough neurological evaluation, and the informed consent process should include discussion of the possibility of neurological deterioration. However, review of the literature and of our 3 cases does reveal that ECT can be used safely, at least in the short term. Long-term outcomes in such patients remain uncertain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-180
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of ECT
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007

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Electroconvulsive Therapy
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Keywords

  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Multiple sclerosis

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Electroconvulsive therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis. / Rasmussen, Keith G.; Keegan, B. Mark.

In: Journal of ECT, Vol. 23, No. 3, 09.2007, p. 179-180.

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Rasmussen, Keith G. ; Keegan, B. Mark. / Electroconvulsive therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis. In: Journal of ECT. 2007 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. 179-180.
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