ECT as a treatment for depression in Huntington's disease.

@article{Ranen1994ECTAA,
  title={ECT as a treatment for depression in Huntington's disease.},
  author={Neal G. Ranen and Carol E. Peyser and Susan E. Folstein},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={1994},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={
          154-9
        }
}
The authors review the records of 6 patients with Huntington's disease (HD) who received electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for depression. Five patients met criteria for major depression and 1 for bipolar disorder, depressed. None of the patients had responded to pharmacologic intervention, and 5 improved after ECT treatment. The 2 patients who had prominent delusions showed the greatest improvement. Apathy, and to some extent irritability, responded less well. One patient developed delirium, and… CONTINUE READING

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