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Cognitive Tolerability of Electroconvulsive Therapy in a Patient With a History of Traumatic Brain Injury

Martino, Celena PsyD; Krysko, Michael MD; Petrides, Georgios MD; Tobias, Kristen G. BA; Kellner, Charles H. MD

doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e31814faae5
Case Reports

We present the case of a 28-year-old male with a history of a severe closed head injury who successfully underwent electroconvulsive therapy for treatment of his depression. A detailed neuropsychological evaluation demonstrated the cognitive tolerability of the treatment. We review the literature on electroconvulsive therapy and brain injury.

From the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ.

Received for publication March 27, 2007; accepted June 28, 2007.

Reprints: Celena Martino, PsyD, Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Health Science Building, 183 S Orange Ave, Newark, NJ 07101-1709 (e-mail: martince@umdnj.edu).

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.