Multiple system atrophy is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorder with no known cure. It is a clinical diagnosis with no confirmation available other than brain biopsy after death. We report the successful treatment of multiple system atrophy co-occurring with bipolar disorder in a 62-year-old man using electroconvulsive therapy.
From the Departments of *Psychiatry, †Anesthesiology, and ‡Neurology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.
Received for publication August 15, 2011; accepted September 1, 2011.
Reprints: Laurie McCormick, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Iowa Neuroimaging Consortium, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Dr, W278 GH, Iowa City, IA 52242 (e-mail: email@example.com).
The authors have no conflicts of interest or financial disclosures to report.