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Maximal response to electroconvulsive therapy for the treatment of catatonic symptoms.
J ECT. 2007 Dec; 23(4):233-5.JE

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Because the number of medical lawsuits has recently increased in Japan, doses of medication above the upper limits have recently been avoided, even when treating catatonic patients. We treated catatonic symptoms with drugs within the upper limit of dosage and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to determine the maximal response.

METHODS

We examined 50 consecutive patients with catatonic symptoms admitted to a university hospital during a 32-month period who were treated with either drugs within the upper limit or ECT.

RESULTS

Response rates were as follows: ECT, 100%; chlorpromazine, 68%; risperidone, 26%; haloperidol, 16%; and benzodiazepines, 2%.

CONCLUSIONS

The findings indicated that ECT is the treatment of choice for catatonic symptoms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan. khatta@med.juntedo.ac.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18090694

Citation

Hatta, Kotaro, et al. "Maximal Response to Electroconvulsive Therapy for the Treatment of Catatonic Symptoms." The Journal of ECT, vol. 23, no. 4, 2007, pp. 233-5.
Hatta K, Miyakawa K, Ota T, et al. Maximal response to electroconvulsive therapy for the treatment of catatonic symptoms. J ECT. 2007;23(4):233-5.
Hatta, K., Miyakawa, K., Ota, T., Usui, C., Nakamura, H., & Arai, H. (2007). Maximal response to electroconvulsive therapy for the treatment of catatonic symptoms. The Journal of ECT, 23(4), 233-5.
Hatta K, et al. Maximal Response to Electroconvulsive Therapy for the Treatment of Catatonic Symptoms. J ECT. 2007;23(4):233-5. PubMed PMID: 18090694.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Maximal response to electroconvulsive therapy for the treatment of catatonic symptoms. AU - Hatta,Kotaro, AU - Miyakawa,Koichi, AU - Ota,Tsuneyoshi, AU - Usui,Chie, AU - Nakamura,Hiroyuki, AU - Arai,Heii, PY - 2007/12/20/pubmed PY - 2008/3/20/medline PY - 2007/12/20/entrez SP - 233 EP - 5 JF - The journal of ECT JO - J ECT VL - 23 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Because the number of medical lawsuits has recently increased in Japan, doses of medication above the upper limits have recently been avoided, even when treating catatonic patients. We treated catatonic symptoms with drugs within the upper limit of dosage and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to determine the maximal response. METHODS: We examined 50 consecutive patients with catatonic symptoms admitted to a university hospital during a 32-month period who were treated with either drugs within the upper limit or ECT. RESULTS: Response rates were as follows: ECT, 100%; chlorpromazine, 68%; risperidone, 26%; haloperidol, 16%; and benzodiazepines, 2%. CONCLUSIONS: The findings indicated that ECT is the treatment of choice for catatonic symptoms. SN - 1095-0680 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18090694/Maximal_response_to_electroconvulsive_therapy_for_the_treatment_of_catatonic_symptoms_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/yct.0b013e3181587949 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -