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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 156-158

Bifrontal ECT for drug-induced psychosis in Parkinson's disease

Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
K Muralidharan
Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore - 560029, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.82549

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Psychosis has been documented to occur during treatment for idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). This case report describes an elderly male who developed psychosis during the course of treatment for idiopathic PD. He was treated with clozapine but experienced significant adverse effects without clinical improvement. He was prescribed bifrontal electroconvulsive therapy (BF-ECT). Here, we report the efficacy of BF-ECT in treating psychosis and motor symptoms in PD, without producing cognitive side effects in an elderly male.



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