Acute and maintenance electroconvulsive therapy for treatment of severely disabling obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a patient with Asperger syndrome
2009 (English)In: Journal of ECT, ISSN 1095-0680, E-ISSN 1533-4112, Vol. 25, no 3, 205-207 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report successful treatment with electroconvulsivetherapy of a comorbid condition including severe obsessive-compulsivesymptoms and hypochondriacal delusions in a 38-year-old man withAsperger syndrome. His condition deteriorated into a severely disabledchronic state that was refractory to different pharmacological andpsychological treatments but was completely reversed after electroconvulsivetherapy. Although typical obsessive-compulsive symptoms werepredominant, the case also exhibits differences compared with regularobsessive-compulsive disorder regarding onset and course that arediscussed in the report.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 25, no 3, 205-207 p.
ECT, Asperger syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, hypochondriasis
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-122800DOI: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e31819746bcISI: 000269708500013PubMedID: 19384252OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-122800DiVA: diva2:311079