Electroconvulsive Therapy for Coexistent Schizophrenia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Sir: There are now many studies showing the coexistence of schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),1 which often worsens the prognosis for remission of both illnesses. Likewise, it is well known that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for schizophrenia patients who are resistant to antipsychotic drugs, and some studies suggest the same for OCD.2 We report a case of comorbidity of both conditions successfully treated with ECT as evaluated by standardized clinical rating scales.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(4):542-543