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

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


Anupam Thakur1, S Dutta2, K Jagadheesan2, Vinod Kumar Sinha3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Thakur A, Dutta S, Jagadheesan K, Sinha VK. Electro Convulsive Therapy in Pre-Pubertal Catatonia : A Case Study.Indian J Psychiatry 2001;43:354-356


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Thakur A, Dutta S, Jagadheesan K, Sinha VK. Electro Convulsive Therapy in Pre-Pubertal Catatonia : A Case Study. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2001 [cited 2020 Feb 23 ];43:354-356
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