Electroconvulsive therapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a chart review and evaluation of its potential therapeutic effects

Natalia M Lins-Martins, Murat Yucel, Fernanda Tovar-Moll, Erika de Carvalho Rodrigues, Leonardo F Fontenelle

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In a chart review of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) attending a university clinic, ECT was prescribed for five subjects (1.2 ), only because of severe intervening manic (N=1) or depressive episodes (N=4). Although affective symptoms improved in four of the five patients, OCD symptoms remained unchanged (N=3) or transiently worsened (N=2).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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