Case ReportECT for Major Depression and Mania with Advanced DementiaWeintraub, Daniel M.D.; Lippmann, Steven B. M.D.Author Information Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. Received August 11, 1999; accepted June 15, 2000. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. D. Weintraub, Norton Psychiatric Center, 200 East Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202, U.S.A. The Journal of ECT: March 2001 - Volume 17 - Issue 1 - p 65-67 Buy Abstract Two patients with advanced dementia and severe affective disorders were successfully treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) without significant adverse effects. These reports illustrate that ECT can be effective for depression and mania even when complicated by moderate or severe dementia. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.