Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for intractable depression following epilepsy neurosurgery

Kenneth Kaufman, C. Saucedo, J. Schaeffer, M. Levesque, T. Scannell, M. Glouberman

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Abstract

Psychopathology following epilepsy neurosurgery is a significant risk. Treatment modalities have not been addressed in the literature. As disproportionately elevated suicide rates have been reported, it is critical to treat aggressively any psychiatric illness wherein suicidal ideation is a key component. This case reports the safe utilization of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for intractable depression following epilepsy neurosurgery (24 references).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-312
Number of pages6
JournalSeizure
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

Keywords

  • Amygdalohippocampectomy (AHE)
  • Depression: neuropsychological testing
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Suicide

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    Kaufman, K., Saucedo, C., Schaeffer, J., Levesque, M., Scannell, T., & Glouberman, M. (1996). Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for intractable depression following epilepsy neurosurgery. Seizure, 5(4), 307-312. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1059-1311(96)80026-4