This work may not be copied, distributed, displayed, published, reproduced, transmitted, modified, posted, sold, licensed, or used for commercial purposes. By downloading this file, you are agreeing to the publisher’s Terms & Conditions.

Letters To the Editor

Electroconvulsive Therapy for Coexistent Schizophrenia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Moysés P. R. Chaves, MD; José Alexandre S. Crippa, PhD; Sí­lvio L. Morais, MD; and Antônio Waldo Zuardi, PhD

Published: April 15, 2005

Article Abstract

Because this piece has no abstract, we have provided for your benefit the first 3 sentences of the full text.

Sir: There are now many studies showing the coexistenceof schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),1which often worsens the prognosis for remission of bothillnesses. Likewise, it is well known that electroconvulsivetherapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for schizophrenia patientswho are resistant to antipsychotic drugs, and some studiessuggest the same for OCD.2 We report a case of comorbidity ofboth conditions successfully treated with ECT as evaluated bystandardized clinical rating scales.’ ‹

Some JCP and PCC articles are available in PDF format only. Please click the PDF link at the top of this page to access the full text.

Related Articles

Volume: 66

Quick Links: Depression (MDD) , Electroconvulsive Therapy

Sign-up to stay
up-to-date today!


Already registered? Sign In

Original Research

Frontothalamic Circuit Abnormalities in Patients With Bipolar Depression and Suicide Attempts

To identify potential markers for suicide risk, this fMRI study looked at neural activity in bipolar depression...