Worsening of movement disorder following treatment with electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with Huntington’s disease.

Worsening of movement disorder following treatment with electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with Huntington’s disease.

Publication date: Aug 10, 2019

This paper describes a patient who presented with treatment-resistant depression with comorbid anxiety symptoms in the context of Huntington’s disease (HD) and developed worsening movement disorder symptoms after commencing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for depression. The aim of this case report is to provide medical practitioners with a greater awareness of the possibility of worsening movement disorders when using ECT for depression in a patient with HD.

Abeysundera, H., Campbell, A., and Sarma, S. Worsening of movement disorder following treatment with electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with Huntington’s disease. 06624. 2019 BMJ Case Rep (12):8.

Concepts Keywords
Anxiety Movement disorders
BMJ Disease
Comorbid Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression Counselling
Electroconvulsive Therapy Psychiatry
Huntington Medicine
Movement Disorder Depression
Movement Disorders Clinical medicine
Treatment Resistant Depression Electroconvulsive therapy
Treatment-resistant depression
Major depressive disorder
Comorbidity
Yang Yongxin

Semantics

Type Source Name
gene UNIPROT DNMT1
gene UNIPROT CD69
disease DOID anxiety
disease MESH anxiety
disease MESH depression
disease MESH movement disorder

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