ECT-Induced Premature Labor: A Case Report
J Clin Psychiatry 1999;60(1):53-54 [letter]
© Copyright 2015 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
Purchase This PDF for $40.00
If you are not a paid subscriber, you may purchase the PDF.
(You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
Receive immediate full-text access to JCP. You can subscribe to JCP online-only ($86) or print + online ($156 individual).
With your subscription, receive a free PDF collection of the NCDEU Festschrift articles. Hurry! This offer ends December 31, 2011.
If you are a paid subscriber to JCP and do not yet have a username and password, activate your subscription now.
As a paid subscriber who has activated your subscription, you have access to the HTML and PDF versions of this item.
Click here to login.
Did you forget your password?
Still can't log in? Contact the Circulation Department at 1-800-489-1001 x4 or send email
Letter to the Editor
Sir: The pregnant patient with serious mental illness poses a therapeutic challenge. The clinician must weigh the risks of fetal exposure to psychiatric medications against the potential harm posed by untreated psychiatric disease. Alternatively, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is generally considered safe and effective for use during pregnancy, and guidelines have been formulated to reduce the risk of adverse effects. Although a number of case reports have described complications in pregnant women receiving ECT, it is not known whether these events were directly related to the treatment.