Combined Clozapine and Electroconvulsive Therapy.

  title={Combined Clozapine and Electroconvulsive Therapy.},
  author={Frances Rachel Frankenburg and Trisha Suppes and Paul E. McLean},
  journal={Convulsive therapy},
  volume={9 3},
We reviewed consecutive patients (n = 12) at McLean Hospital from 1990 through 1991 treated with the combination of the atypical antipsychotic agent clozapine and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). There were no adverse effects. Three patients had a marked clinical improvement, one a moderate response, four a minimal response, two minimal to no response, and two no response. Using daily doses of up to 550 mg clozapine, this combination appears to be safe, and may be useful in some patients with… CONTINUE READING