Treatment of agitation and aggression in four demented patients using ECT

J ECT. 2001 Sep;17(3):205-9. doi: 10.1097/00124509-200109000-00012.


Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been shown to be effective in treating the behavioral symptoms associated with psychiatric disorders in demented patients. Four case studies are presented that show its efficacy in treating behavioral symptoms in demented patients. We suggest that ECT is beneficial in these potentially life-threatening behavioral disturbances.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aggression / psychology*
  • Dementia / complications*
  • Dementia / therapy*
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychomotor Agitation / etiology*
  • Psychomotor Agitation / therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome