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Acute and Maintenance Electroconvulsive Therapy for Treatment of Severely Disabling Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in a Patient with Asperger Syndrome

Authored by Nilsson, BM, and Ekselius L. in Journal of ECT, Volume 25, Issue 3, p. 205-207, (2009).

Article summary (posted Jul 15, 2010):

Source: http://autism.healingthresholds.com

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be helpful for people with autism who suffer from severe mental health issues that do not respond to other treatments.

Many people with autism also have other mental health issues such as bipolarity and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This case study describes the use of ECT to treat a 38 year old man with autism who suffered from prolonged and severe obsessive-compulsive symptoms as well as hypochondria. The man did not respond to drug therapy or cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). The patient’s health was restored after ECT.

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You can access the original abstract and the complete paper is sometimes available for free via Google Scholar (look for entries that say "PDF").

 

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