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Steroid-Induced Depressive Psychosis Responsive to Electroconvulsive Therapy

Sutor Bruce M.D.; Wells, Lloyd A. M.D.; Rummans, Teresa A. M.D.
The Journal of ECT: June 1996
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We report the case of a 15-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed a severe steroid-induced depression, which was rapidly responsive to ECT. This report adds to the growing body of literature supporting ECT as a safe and effective treatment of affective and psychotic disorders in children.

Received August 28, 1995; accepted December 8, 1995.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. T. A. Rummans, Adult Psychiatry, Desk West-11 A, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, U.S.A.

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