Maintenance ECT in Parkinson's disease
1999 (English)In: Journal of Neural Transmission, ISSN 0300-9564 (Print) 1435-1463 (Online), Vol. 106, no 7-8, 737-741 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has an anti-Parkinsonian effect. In two cases repeated single ECT, i.e. maintenance ECT (MECT), caused different, hitherto unreported positive effects. One patient had either severe mental side effects from higher L-dopa doses or intolerable parkinsonian symptoms on lower doses. MECT entailed a marked improvement in parkinsonian symptoms without mental side effects. Another patient with depression as well as Parkinson's disease who showed a slight improvement of motor symptoms after a series of ECT presented further anti-parkinsonian effects on MECT.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 106, no 7-8, 737-741 p.
Parkinson's disease, paranoid symptoms, hallucination, maintenance ECT
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13534DOI: 10.1007/s007020050194OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13534DiVA: diva2:20921