Delayed amnesia and disorientation after electroconvulsive treatment.

A. Grinshpoon*, R. Mester, B. Spivak, Y. Berg, A. Bleich, A. Weizman

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Memory-related effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are known to appear immediately after the treatment. The case of a 39-year-old woman who underwent a course of ECT because of a recurrent major depressive disorder is described. After a symptom-free period of 48 hours, transient amnesia developed. Her condition appeared to be associated with the electroconvulsive therapy, thereby raising questions about its pathogenicity and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1992
Externally publishedYes


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