We report the case of a 70-year-old man with Addison's disease who developed severe agitated depression resulting in life-threatening medical conditions. The depression was treated safely with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) combined with steroid cover. Administration of steroid cover just before each ECT session may increase safety of the ECT procedure in psychiatric patients with Addison's disease.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 May 9|
- Addison's disease
- Electroconvulsive therapy
- Steroid cover