Successful Electroconvulsive Therapy for a 74-year-old Woman with Major Depressive Disorder and Tardive Tremor: A Case Report and Literature Review
Jia-Yin Yeh 1, Nien-Mu Chiu 1, Yung-Yee Chang 2, Pao-Yen Lin 1*, Yu Lee 1
1Department of Psychiatry, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2Department of Neurology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Received: December 8, 2018; Revised: February 22, 2019; Accepted: March 17, 2019; Published online: March 17, 2019.
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Abstract
Tardive tremor (TT) is an infrequently form of tardive syndrome (TS) that is developed from prolonged treatment with dopamine receptor blocking agents. This condition presents as a prominent tremor that may cause significant distress but currently lacks effective treatment. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been applied to treat TS. In this study, we report a 74-year-old female patient with major depressive disorder, whose tardive tremor and depressive symptoms showed remarkable improvement after receiving 10 sessions of ECT treatment.
Keywords: depression, electroconvulsive therapy, tardive tremor


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