The use of electroconvulsive therapy in postpartum affective disorders.

  title={The use of electroconvulsive therapy in postpartum affective disorders.},
  author={Ariadna Forray and Robert B. Ostroff},
  journal={The journal of ECT},
  volume={23 3},
Postpartum affective disorders continue to be a major health issue for women. There is a general belief that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is effective in treating severe or treatment-refractory postpartum affective illnesses, but evidence to support this assertion is lacking. In this case series, we present 5 cases of women with postpartum depression and psychosis, all of whom had failed prior pharmacological therapy. All 5 women had a significant response within 3 to 6 treatments with ECT… CONTINUE READING
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