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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3182545192
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Catatonia Associated With Hyponatremia Treated With Electroconvulsive Therapy

Grover, Sandeep MD; Kattharaghatta Girigowda, Vijay MD; Aggarwal, Munish MD; Malhotra, Nidhi MBBS

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Abstract

Abstract: Catatonia has been reported to occur in various brain pathologies and systemic conditions. We present a case of catatonia associated with hyponatremia treated with a course of electroconvulsive therapy. A 48-year-old woman presented with catatonia and, upon investigation, was found to have persistent/recurrent hyponatremia. Upon investigation also, she was found to have adrenal insufficiency. Her symptoms of catatonia did not respond to correction of hyponatremia, a course of lorazepam, after which she was treated with ECT, with which her catatonia improved.

© 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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