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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 44 (2002) 5, 345 - 349

Case report

Electroconvulsive therapy in a 15-year-old girl

K.M.L.G.E. Felix, W.W. van den Broek, C.G. Reichart

summary A 15-year-old girl, with medication resistent nihilistic delusions, suicidality and cachexia (severe loss of weight with rejection of food and drinks) was admitted instantly. Electroconvulsive therapy gave substantial improvement of her clinical condition. This case study shows ectas a treatment for adolescents with medication resistent life-threatening psychotic depressive disorders in adolescents.

keywords adolescents, electroconvulsive therapy, psychotic depression