Succesful Treatment of Idiopathic Periodic Catatonia with Maintenance ECT: A Case Report


Bulbul F. , Copoglu U. S. , Sahin S., Alpak G., Altindag A., Virit O., ...Daha Fazla

KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, cilt.23, sa.4, ss.365-367, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5455/bcp.20130421014723
  • Dergi Adı: KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.365-367

Özet

Although catatonia has been previously associated with schizophrenia, today it is more associated with mood disorders and general medical conditions. Periodic catatonia is a rare type of catatonic syndrome having frequently and constantly repeated catatonic episodes. In the pathogenesis of catatonia several mechanisms have been suggested. Benzodiazepines and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) have been used as first line treatment in catatonia. We report about the case of a patient successfully treated with maintenance ECT in periodic catatonia.