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How effective is ect in catniatonic schizophrenia patients?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Catatonia

There is an excellent review on the effectiveness of ECT in the treatment of catatonic schizophrenia as well as episodes of catatonia here:http://www.
Hta.Ac.Uk/fullmono/mon909.Pdf.

In brief: Catatonia

There is an excellent review on the effectiveness of ECT in the treatment of catatonic schizophrenia as well as episodes of catatonia here:http://www.
Hta.Ac.Uk/fullmono/mon909.Pdf.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: I've not found

Detailed statistics that would respond to a quantifiable query on the effectivenessof ECT for this condition have eluded my efforts.
That said, ECT is the 1st or 2nd treatment of choice for this fairly rare condition. Even that is argued to be from 8% - 38% of psychiatric patients. Ect is used by professionals who believe in it and does seem to help people who've not had relief before. Best!

In brief: I've not found

Detailed statistics that would respond to a quantifiable query on the effectivenessof ECT for this condition have eluded my efforts.
That said, ECT is the 1st or 2nd treatment of choice for this fairly rare condition. Even that is argued to be from 8% - 38% of psychiatric patients. Ect is used by professionals who believe in it and does seem to help people who've not had relief before. Best!
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry

In brief: ECT?

Why all the ECT questions? Nobody uses ECT as primary tx.
Most likely used in a pregnant woman who is so depressed she is suicidal and mother and child are at risk of death.

In brief: ECT?

Why all the ECT questions? Nobody uses ECT as primary tx.
Most likely used in a pregnant woman who is so depressed she is suicidal and mother and child are at risk of death.
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Dr. Ralph Wolf
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In brief: Very effective

When properly diagnosed, and selected appropriately, ECT is an extremely effective and safe treatment option for catatonic schizophrenia.

In brief: Very effective

When properly diagnosed, and selected appropriately, ECT is an extremely effective and safe treatment option for catatonic schizophrenia.
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
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