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Tinnitus as a Symptom of Psychotic Depression Successfully Treated With Electroconvulsive Therapy

Popeo, Dennis M. MD; Tobias, Kristen G. BA; Kellner, Charles H. MD

Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3181dbf5ca
Online Articles

We present the case of a 51-year-old woman with recurrent major depression with psychotic features including severe tinnitus. Her tinnitus resolved with successful treatment of her depressive episode with electroconvulsive therapy. We review the literature on electroconvulsive therapy and tinnitus.

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From the Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

Received for publication September 30, 2009; accepted December 4, 2009.

Reprints: Charles H. Kellner, MD, Department of Psychiatry, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1230, New York, NY 10029 (e-mail:

The authors have no disclosures to declare.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.