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Seizures have many causes, and physicians should try not to be shortsighted when an apparent cause seems to leap out. The key is being receptive to the fact that a less obvious source of seizures may exist. In this case, new-onset seizures believed consistent with illicit drug use proved to have an infectious cause.
While highly efficacious for affective disorders, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is sometimes accompanied by troublesome although temporary cognitive dysfunction. We speculated that the efficacy of ECT can be separated from its cognitive dysfunction by administration of nimodipine, a calcium channel blocker that crosses the blood-brain barrier and has… (More)