Agitated depression successfully treated with electroconvulsive therapy combined with steroid cover in a patient with Addison's disease

Kazumasa Suzuki, Shuichi Awata, Yasunori Oyama, Megumi Fujiyama, Takehisa Takano, Akira Sugawara, Hiroo Matsuoka

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Abstract

We report the case of a 70-year-old man with Addison's disease who developed severe agitated depression resulting in life-threatening medical conditions. The depression was treated safely with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) combined with steroid cover. Administration of steroid cover just before each ECT session may increase safety of the ECT procedure in psychiatric patients with Addison's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-958
Number of pages3
JournalProgress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 9

Keywords

  • Addison's disease
  • Depression
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Steroid cover

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Biological Psychiatry

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