Electroconvulsive therapy is scarcely used in adolescents with diagnoses of schizophrenia, although it has been reported as an effective and safe treatment in the previous literature. We present 3 cases of early adolescent patients with schizophrenia who were treated with electroconvulsive therapy without adverse effects.
From the *Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Department, Hospital Clínic i Universitari, Barcelona, Spain; †Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Salud Mental (CIBERSAM); ‡Programa Esquizofrènia Clínic, Hospital Clínic i Universitari, Barcelona Spain; §Psychiatry Department, Hospital Clínic i Universitari, Barcelona Spain; and ∥Institut D'Investigacions Biològiques August Pi I Sunyer (IDIPAPS)
Received for publication February 14, 2009; accepted February 18, 2009.
Reprints: Immaculada Baeza, MD, PhD, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Institut Clínic of Neurosciences, Hospital Clínic Universitari, C/ Villarroel, 170, Barcelona 08036, Spain (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).