Electroconvulsive therapy in neuroleptic-induced parkinsonism.Biol Psychiatry. 1989 Jul; 26(3):234-8.BP
The effect of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on the severity of neuroleptic-induced parkinsonism was studied in nine schizophrenic inpatients in a longitudinal triphasic design: neuroleptics-neuroleptics plus ECT-neuroleptics. The results suggest that ECT has a true antiparkinsonian potential. The role of ECT in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, especially with therapy-resistant patients complicated with on-off symptoms, is highlighted.