Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for catatonia in a patient with schizophrenia and synthetic cannabinoid abuse: A case report

Evan Leibu, Amir Garakani, Daniel P. McGonigle, Lauren S. Liebman, Daniella Loh, Ethan O. Bryson, Charles H. Kellner

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Abstract

We present the case of a young man with a long-standing history of schizophrenia who presented with severe and life-threatening catatonia in the setting of synthetic cannabis use who was successfully treated with electroconvulsive therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of severe and persistent catatonia in the setting of synthetic cannabis use and the first documented successful treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e61-e62
JournalJournal of ECT
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Catatonia
  • Drugs Of Abuse
  • Ect
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids

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