Delayed onset and prolonged interictal delirium following electroconvulsive therapy

Arun G. Selvaraj, Samir Kumar Praharaj

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Electroconvulsive therapy is safe and effective in the treatment of depression in older individuals. Minor cognitive side effects of electroconvulsive therapy include acute postictal confusion and reversible short-term memory deficits. However, interictal delirium is uncommon in absence of risk factors. Herein, we report the case a depressed male patient without any known risk factors who developed interictal delirium 2days after his sixth electroconvulsive therapy session. Interictal delirium improved with treatment within 1week.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-213
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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