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DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2014/2709



Manasvi Jariwala1, Dharmesh Patel2, Vaishal Vora3, Vinod Darji4


Manasvi Jariwala, Dharmesh Patel, Vaishal Vora, Vinod Darji. “A Study of Euphoric Syndromes Arising with ECT”. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2014; Vol. 3, Issue 22, June 02; Page: 6096-6104,

DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2014/2709
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: ECT is mainstay therapy of various psychiatric disorders. It is best anti-depressant available on the earth. As all antidepressant cause switch of Depression to Mania, ECT can cause the switch. AIMS & OBJECTIVES: To establish relationship between ECT & Euphoric Syndromes. To categorize Euphoria into transient Euphoria, Hypomania or Mania. MATERALS & METHODS: The study was conducted in a general hospital setting in Psychiatry Department. Study subjects were the patient hospitalized & given 6 ECTs with diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder & Schizophrenia. Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) & Hypomania Check List (HCL-32) were the tools applied at various time points. RESULTS: In the study, total 40 patients were taken, amongst which 24 were schizophrenia & 16 were MDD patients. At the end of 6 ECTs total 7 patients developed euphoric syndromes, amongst which 1 patient developed Mania, 3 patients developed Hypomania & 3 patients developed Euphoria. CONCLUSION: It’s found that there is positive correlation between Euphoric Syndrome & ECT. 17.5% of subject sample developed Euphoric Syndrome.

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