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Virages de l’humeur lors d’une cure d’électroconvulsivothérapie, revue de la littérature, description de cas cliniques

Abstract : The ElectroConvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a major treatment, as a first or second line, for mood disorders, especially when talking about major depressive disorders. This is nowadays commonly accepted and is therefore included in the current psychiatric guidelines. However, this therapy causes significant sides effects at a cognitive level and in terms of memory losses. Many studies describe them as well as ongoing studies to find a way to minimize these side effects. A less well understood, though described since ECT have started, is the mood switch during the therapy, mainly ECT-induced mania. Mood switches can be spontaneous or triggered, many factors could in that case be involved. ECT and other brain stimulation technics are now spotted as triggering factors for developing mania. Nevertheless, there are no guidelines for supporting patients in such a case. DSM V is though describing the ECT-induced mania as a bipolar disorder criteria. This academic work is illustrated through 4 case reports which show major differences in the way of handling the ECT-induced mania. This enhances the need for guidelines.
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Clémentine Donne. Virages de l’humeur lors d’une cure d’électroconvulsivothérapie, revue de la littérature, description de cas cliniques. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2015. ⟨dumas-01305591⟩

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