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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e31827b4e76
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Maintenance Therapy With Electroconvulsive Therapy in a Patient With a Codiagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Bülbül, Feridun MD*; Copoglu, Umit Sertan MD; Alpak, Gokay MD*; Unal, Ahmet MD*; Tastan, Mehmet Fatih MD*; Savas, Haluk Asuman MD*

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Abstract

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is defined as the most commonly seen anxiety disorder accompanying the bipolar disorder, and this concomitance causes the difficulties in the therapy. Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is efficient in both manic and depressive episodes of the bipolar disorder, it is considered as a therapeutic option in cases of OCD with depression comorbidity. In this article, we aimed to present a case in which depressive episode of bipolar disorder and OCD comorbidity were present; both depressive and OCD symptoms were resolved using ECT. Symptoms of both diseases recurred after the discontinuation of ECT, and well-being sustained with maintenance ECT.

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