The Journal of ECT

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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3182717610
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Treatment-Resistant Postictal Agitation After Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Controlled With Dexmedetomidine

Bryson, Ethan O. MD*; Briggs, Mimi C. BA; Pasculli, Rosa M. BA; Kellner, Charles H. MD

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Abstract: Emergence agitation is a common complication of electroconvulsive therapy. Standard supportive and pharmacological interventions are usually effective management strategies. We report a case of severe agitation after electroconvulsive therapy that was refractory to the usual treatments but was controlled with dexmedetomidine.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


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