Electroconvulsive therapy for treatment of intractable seizures: Initial findings in two children

David A. Griesemer, Charles H. Kellner, Mark D. Beale, Georgette M. Smith

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Abstract

We treated two children with intractable epilepsy with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for seizure control. One child showed a change in seizure pattern with treatment, which at greater intensity was also effective in stopping nonconvulsive status epilepticus. The other child showed a decrease in spontaneous seizure frequency during short-term treatment. These findings suggest a possible role for ECT in the management of intractable epilepsy in children who are not candidates for epileptic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1389-1392
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes

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