Журнал психологии и психотерапии

Журнал психологии и психотерапии
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ISSN: 2161-0487


Generalised Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus (NCSE) following Electro- Convulsive Therapy

Lloyd Reeve-Johnson, Alston Unwin and Harry McConnell

Electroconvulsive therapy is an effective treatment for severe depression. Non-convulsive status epilepticus is a serious, uncommon yet probably under-reported side-effect. This paper considers risk factors that have occurred in other cases and proposes alcohol withdrawal as an additional risk factor for consideration when selecting suitable patients.