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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e31827659e4
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Chronic Catatonic Schizophrenia Treated Successfully With Right Unilateral Ultrabrief Pulse Electroconvulsive Therapy: Case Report

Cupina, Denise MD, FRANZCP*†; Patil, Sachin MBBS, DPM*; Loo, Colleen MBBS (Hons), FRANZCP, MD*†‡

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Abstract: Catatonia is a syndrome with prominent motor and behavioral symptoms commonly seen in acutely ill psychiatric patients. Catatonic symptoms have been considered as positive predictors of response to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT); however, few studies so far have addressed the role of ECT treatment technique in schizophrenia. We present the case of a 41-year-old woman with chronic catatonic schizophrenia who was treated successfully with a course of ultrabrief right unilateral ECT.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


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