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Steroid-Induced Depressive Psychosis Responsive to Electroconvulsive Therapy.

Sutor, Bruce M.D.; Wells, Lloyd A. M.D.; Rummans, Teresa A. M.D.

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Abstract

Summary: We report the case of a 15-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed a severe steroid-induced depression, which was rapidly responsive to ECT. This report adds to the growing body of literature supporting ECT as a safe and effective treatment of affective and psychotic disorders in children.

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