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Volume 17, issue 4

Case report

Three years of maintenance electroconvulsive therapy in recurrent depressive disorder: a case report

Magdalena Drozdek1, Krzysztof Kucia1, Grzegorz Giemza1, Aneta Sikora1
1. Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii i Psychoterapii Śląskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Katowicach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2008; 17 (4): 407-409
Keywords: electroconvulsive therapy, depression, case report
Abstract

Objective. The authors would like to answer question unsatisfactory efficacy of maintenance the electroconvulsive therapy at the present patient.
Case. A 62-year-old woman suffering from somatic diseases. We have observed the recurrence of the severe depressive episode with psychotic symptoms in spite of has continued the electroconvulsive therapy for the last three years.
Commentary. We have revealed a reactive factor as the base of each recurrence.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Magdalena Drozdek
Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii i Psychoterapii Śląskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Katowicach
ul. Ziołowa 45/47, 40-635 Katowice
e-mail: magda.drozdek@gmail.com