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ECT for Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders 

ECT for Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
Chapter:
ECT for Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
Source:
Electroconvulsive Therapy in Children and Adolescents
Author(s):

Yuval Bloch

, Daniel Stein

, and Garry Walter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199937899.003.0010

This chapter describes the available pharmacotherapy for Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, then summarizes the data on ECT in the treatment of adults with these disorders. This is followed by consideration of available knowledge, experience and recommendations in relation to ECT in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders in children and adolescents. Specific issues in this patient group in relation to indications and efficacy, adverse effects, ethics and consent, and technique are discussed. A “step by step” decision tree for the management of these young patients is provided.

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