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A case is reported of a severely depressed patient in whom treatment with electroconvulsive therapy was abandoned because of repeated failure to induce a convulsion. Reasons for the failure to convulse and alternative treatment approaches are discussed.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

01/1988

Volume

152

Pages

134 - 136

Keywords

Adult, Depressive Disorder, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Female, Humans