Catatonia with schizophrenia: From ECT to rTMS.

@article{Stip2017CatatoniaWS,
  title={Catatonia with schizophrenia: From ECT to rTMS.},
  author={Emmanuel Stip and M-E Blain-Juste and Olivier Farmer and M-P Fournier-Gosselin and Paul Lesp{\'e}rance},
  journal={L'Encephale},
  year={2017},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={
          183-187
        }
}
BACKGROUND Electroconvulsive therapy is indicated in cases of catatonic schizophrenia following a failure of the challenge test with lorazepam or Zolpidem®. Some patients need maintenance treatment with ECT. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and anodal Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) might be effective against catatonia. OBJECTIVE Consider an alternative to ECT for a refractory patient. REVIEW Twenty-one articles were identified mainly based on case reports… CONTINUE READING
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