Postictal catatonia in a schizophrenic patient and electroconvulsive treatment.

Gunduz A. , Benbir G. , Bayar R.

The journal of ECT, cilt.24, ss.166-7, 2008 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/yct.0b013e318150665c
  • Dergi Adı: The journal of ECT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.166-7


Catatonic state has been related to variable medical, neurological, and psychiatric disorders. Although it is commonly associated with schizophrenia, epilepsy presenting as catatonialike seizures or ictal catatonia was rarely reported. Moreover, the coexistence of schizophrenia and epilepsy in a patient complicates the diagnosis and management. Here we report a case of postictal catatonia in a patient with schizophrenia who was successfully treated by electroconvulsive treatment, and in, this context, we aimed to review the therapeutic effect of electroconvulsive treatment in postictal catatonia.