Stability of intellectual functioning during maintenance electroconvulsive therapy

Lee E. Wachtel, Dirk M. Dhossche, Irving M. Reti, Roxanne Hughes-Wheatland

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We describe the stability of neuropsychologic testing in a 16-year-old boy with cerebellar dysgenesis who received 61 acute and maintenance electroconvulsive therapy treatments for malignant catatonia. Measures of nonverbal intelligence and visual memory before treatment onset and after 61 electroconvulsive therapy treatments indicated no evidence of decline in intellectual functioning and acute or delayed memory. This case offers further support for the safety and efficacy of maintenance electroconvulsive therapy in both pediatric and developmentally disabled populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-221
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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