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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e31824b64d7
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Maintenance Electroconvulsive Therapy in a Patient With Multiple System Atrophy and Bipolar Disorder

Obiora, Onwuameze MD, PhD*; McCormick, Laurie May MD*; Karim, Yasser MD; Gonzales, Pedro MD; Beeghly, James MD*

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Abstract

Abstract: 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.

© 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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