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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 43 (2001) 1, 55 - 58

Case report

A temporary improvement in mood in a depressed patient after a spontaneous generalized epileptic seizure

B.M.G. Arts, A.F.G Leentjens, A. Honig

The authors describe a 69-year-old male patient with a recurrent psychotic depression, who was referred for ect. Before the start of the treatment the patient suffered a generalized epileptic seizure which led to a dramatic improvement in mood symptoms lasting two weeks.

keywords depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ect), epilepsy