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Title: Ultrabrief electroconvulsive therapy for mania: data from 11 acute treatment courses
Authors: Ramalingam, Jothi ;Thangapandian, Sathish ;Elias, A.;Abidi, N.;Bhat, R.
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
Issue Date: Dec-2016
Source: 32(4):270-272
Journal title: The Journal of ECT
Department: Psychiatry
Abstract: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment of mania. Ultrabrief ECT is a novel modality that is associated with fewer cognitive adverse effects than the standard pulse width brief pulse ECT. It has been well studied in depression. However, its use in mania is not yet known. Following a retrospective chart view, we report a small sample of patients who had Right Unilateral Ultrabrief ECT (RUB-ECT) for mania. Eleven RUB-ECTs were identified for 9 patients; 72.8% remission rate was observed with RUB-ECT. Two patients required switch into bitemporal ECT in view of minimal clinical response and 1 patient to right unilateral brief pulse ECT because of poor seizure parameters. All patients achieved remission eventually. The possible mechanisms of ECT in mania and clinical implications of ultrabrief ECT are discussed.
URI: https://elibrary.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/cclhdjspui/handle/1/1008
DOI: 10.1097/YCT.0000000000000322
Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27191121
ISSN: 1095-0680
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Mental Health
Study or Trial: Case Series and Case Reports
Appears in Collections:Mental Health

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