ECT in a man with FG syndrome

Christopher L. Myers, Stephen H. Dinwiddie*

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Abstract

We report on the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in a 20-year-old man with a history of FG syndrome and schizophrenia who demonstrated thought disorder and aggression refractory to pharmacological treatment. He received 71 ECT treatments over a period of 13 months and demonstrated a marked reduction in aggressive behavior. In the 14 months before beginning ECT, the patient spent 189 days in the hospital, whereas in the 13 months subsequent to his initial ECT series as an inpatient, he was able to be maintained in the community without psychiatric hospitalization. This case extends the findings of prior cases documenting the alleviation of aggressive behaviors with ECT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-35
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of ECT
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

Keywords

  • Aggression
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • FG syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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