The Journal of ECT

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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3181a2f836
Case Report

Electroconvulsive Therapy in Early Adolescents With Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

Baeza, Immaculada MD, PhD*†‡; Pons, Alexandre MD, PhD†§; Horga, Guillermo MD§; Bernardo, Miquel MD, PhD†§∥; Lázaro, Maria Luisa MD, PhD*†∥; Castro-Fornieles, Josefina MD, PhD*∥§

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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.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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