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DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2014/2709

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

A STUDY OF EUPHORIC SYNDROMES ARISING WITH ECT

Manasvi Jariwala1, Dharmesh Patel2, Vaishal Vora3, Vinod Darji4


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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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