Electroconvulsive Treatment for a Patient With Psychotic Depression and Inclusion Body Myositis

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Abstract

A patient with inclusion body myositis (IBM) and psychotic depression required inpatient psychiatric care. The patient's mental and physical health continued to deteriorate despite maximal treatment with medication. After careful consideration and psychiatric, neurological, and anesthetic review, electroconvulsive therapy was initiated. We present, what is to our knowledge, the first documented case of a patient with inclusion body myositis requiring a course of electroconvulsive therapy for psychotic depression.

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