Elektroconvulsietherapie bij een 12-jarige jongen met een ernstige depressie

Translated title of the contribution: Electroconvulsive therapy in a 12-year-old boy with a severe depression

S Y Smith-Apeldoorn, B C M Haarman*, H M Schuppert

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Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) is an uncommon treatment in children and adolescents. This could partially be explained by the fact that a large proportion of the (child and adolescent) psychiatrists have little knowledge on ect in youths. We describe a case of a 12-year-old boy with a severe depression refractory to pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, in which ect treatment was successful, including six years follow-up. Additionally, this report represents the state of the art concerning the efficacy and safety of ect in youths.

Translated title of the contributionElectroconvulsive therapy in a 12-year-old boy with a severe depression
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)1080-1085
Number of pages6
JournalTijdschrift voor Psychiatrie
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2020

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