Methohexital-induced seizures during electroconvulsive therapy

Jennifer Vande Voort, Cosima C. Swintak, Christopher A. Wall, Keith G. Rasmussen

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Methohexital is a common anesthetic agent used for electroconvulsive therapy. In the adult literature, there are a few case reports of tonic-clonic seizures occurring immediately after the administration of methohexital. However, to date, there are no reports of this occurrence in children or adolescents. This case documents a generalized tonic-clonic seizure in a 15-year-old girl after receiving 60 mg of methohexital and numerous prior episodes of bitemporal electroconvulsive therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of ECT
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013



  • adolescent
  • electroconvulsive therapy
  • methohexital-induced seizure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)

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