Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia & Coexisting Myasthenia Gravis (MG)

Research Paper Title

Successful administration of electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with treatment-resistant schizophrenia and coexisting myasthenia gravis.

Background

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an efficacious treatment for resistant schizophrenia.

However, the presence of comorbid myasthenia gravis (MG) poses considerable challenge and concerns for administering anesthesia during ECT.

To the best of the researchers knowledge, till this date, there is only a solitary case reporting the use of ECT in schizophrenia with coexisting MG.

Hence, in this case report, they describe successful administration of modified ECT under anaesthesia in a patient with treatment-resistant schizophrenia with MG.

Reference

Sreeraj, V.S., Venkataramaiah, S., Sunka, A., Kamath, S. & Rao, N.P. (2019) Successful administration of electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with treatment-resistant schizophrenia and coexisting myasthenia gravis. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 61(6), pp.653-654. Available from World Wide Web: http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2019/61/6/653/270349. [Accessed: 16 February, 2020].

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