Electroconvulsive treatment of neuroleptic malignant syndrome: a review and report of cases.

@article{Trollor1999ElectroconvulsiveTO,
  title={Electroconvulsive treatment of neuroleptic malignant syndrome: a review and report of cases.},
  author={Julian N. Trollor and Perminder S. Sachdev},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={650-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a potentially lethal adverse effect of neuroleptic medication, with no satisfactory treatment currently available. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been anecdotally reported to be effective in its treatment. We review 45 published case reports of ECT for NMS and describe nine new cases, to examine its effectiveness, the likelihood of adverse reactions, and the theoretical implications of such treatment. METHOD The authors used Medline to… CONTINUE READING

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