Electroconvulsive Therapy Improves Persistent Psychosis After Repeated Use of Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (“Bath Salts”)

@article{Penders2013ElectroconvulsiveTI,
  title={Electroconvulsive Therapy Improves Persistent Psychosis After Repeated Use of Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (“Bath Salts”)},
  author={T. Penders and Michael C Lang and Joshua Pagano and Zane S Gooding},
  journal={The Journal of ECT},
  year={2013},
  volume={29},
  pages={e59–e60}
}
Abstract The use of synthetic cathinone drugs, known popularly as “bath salts,” may lead to persistent visual hallucinations and paranoia with repeated use. This is the first case report known to the authors suggesting that such symptoms may persist despite discontinuing the use of psychoactive bath salts. As is the case with other such symptoms associated with use of stimulant drugs of abuse, these symptoms are resistant to pharmacologic treatment, and electroconvulsive therapy can be a useful… Expand
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