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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 354-356

Electro Convulsive Therapy in Pre-Pubertal Catatonia : A Case Study


1 Junior Resident, Central Institute of Psychiatry Kanke (PO), Ranchi-834006, India
2 Senior Resident, Central Institute of Psychiatry Kanke (PO), Ranchi-834006, India
3 Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry Kanke (PO), Ranchi-834006, India

Correspondence Address:
Vinod Kumar Sinha
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry Kanke (PO), Ranchi-834006
India
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Depression in prepubertal age group is a relatively rare condition. The presence of life threatening catatonic features call for aggressive treatment. Electro convulsive therapy (ECT) has been described to be effective in these circumstances; however, doubts have been raised about its safety profile. This present case study illustrates the efficacy and safety of ECT in prepubertal catatonia.



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