Combined electroconvulsive therapy and clozapine in treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

@article{Kales1999CombinedET,
  title={Combined electroconvulsive therapy and clozapine in treatment-resistant schizophrenia.},
  author={Helen C. Kales and John R Dequardo and Rajiv Tandon},
  journal={Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={547-56}
}
1. To assess the efficacy and safety of combining electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and clozapine in patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, the authors reviewed use of this combination in four treatment-resistant schizophrenic inpatients and one inpatient with schizophrenia who was intolerant of clozapine doses needed to control her psychosis. 2. The combination of clozapine and bilateral ECT was modestly effective in two treatment-resistant patients and markedly effective in three… CONTINUE READING

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