[Electroconvulsive therapy in comorbidity of treatment refractory paranoid hallucinatory psychoses with Parkinson disease]

Nervenarzt. 1994 Mar;65(3):202-5.
[Article in German]

Abstract

We report the case of a 49-year-old woman with a therapy resistant paranoid hallucinatory psychosis and coexisting severe symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Over a 3-week period she received electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) 10 times, while the medication of haloperidol 8 mg/day, thioridazin 90 mg/day, metixen 17.5 mg/day and biperiden 6 mg/day was continued. There was a general improvement of the clinical picture, more pronounced for the parkinson symptomatology than for the psychotic disorder.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Antiparkinson Agents / administration & dosage
  • Antiparkinson Agents / adverse effects
  • Antipsychotic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Antipsychotic Agents / adverse effects*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy*
  • Female
  • Hallucinations / psychology
  • Hallucinations / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurologic Examination / drug effects
  • Parkinson Disease, Secondary / chemically induced*
  • Parkinson Disease, Secondary / psychology
  • Parkinson Disease, Secondary / therapy
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Schizophrenia, Paranoid / psychology
  • Schizophrenia, Paranoid / therapy*

Substances

  • Antiparkinson Agents
  • Antipsychotic Agents