The Journal of ECT

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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e318248e1fb
Case Reports

Post–Electroconvulsive Therapy Status Epilepticus and Tardive Seizure in a Patient With Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder, Epilepsy, and Intellectual Disability

Chathanchirayil, Saji Joseph MD, DNB, FRANZCP; Bhat, Ravi DPM, MD, FRANZCP

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Abstract: We describe a case of status epilepticus and tardive seizure after electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with rapid cycling bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and intellectual disability. This case study illustrates the need of careful inquiry of history of seizure while planning electroconvulsive therapy and the concomitant use of antiepileptic drugs if warranted especially in vulnerable population such as patients with intellectual disability.

© 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


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