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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e31829a01b2
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Transient Anosmia During Acute Phase Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Report of 2 Cases

Upshaw, William N. MD*†; Hubbard, Jacqueline D. MD*; Ali, Sadia*; Fernandez, Jamie Winderbaum MD*

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Abstract: Treatment-resistant psychiatric illness poses a clinical challenge to psychiatrists in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Although electroconvulsive therapy is a relatively safe option for the treatment of these patients, initiation of this treatment requires a conscientious discussion of the risks and benefits of the procedure to obtain informed consent. The 2 cases presented here describe transient anosmia, a seldom reported but potentially significant adverse effect of electroconvulsive therapy.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


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