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ERIC Number: EJ888949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Brief Report: Electroconvulsive Therapy for Malignant Catatonia in an Autistic Adolescent
Wachtel, Lee Elizabeth; Griffin, Margaret Merrie; Dhossche, Dirk Marcel; Reti, Irving Michael
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v14 n4 p349-358 2010
A 14-year-old male with autism and mild mental retardation developed malignant catatonia characterized by classic symptoms of catatonia, bradycardia and hypothermia. Bilateral electroconvulsive therapy and lorazepam were required for resolution. The case expands the occurrence of catatonia in autism into its malignant variant.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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