Maintenance Therapy With Electroconvulsive Therapy in a Patient With a Codiagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Bulbul F. , Copoglu U. S. , Alpak G., Unal A., Tastan M. F. , Savas H. A.

JOURNAL OF ECT, vol.29, no.2, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/yct.0b013e31827b4e76
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ECT


Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is defined as the most commonly seen anxiety disorder accompanying the bipolar disorder, and this concomitance causes the difficulties in the therapy. Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is efficient in both manic and depressive episodes of the bipolar disorder, it is considered as a therapeutic option in cases of OCD with depression comorbidity. In this article, we aimed to present a case in which depressive episode of bipolar disorder and OCD comorbidity were present; both depressive and OCD symptoms were resolved using ECT. Symptoms of both diseases recurred after the discontinuation of ECT, and well-being sustained with maintenance ECT.