It has been reported that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may increase the likelihood of delayed neuropsychiatric sequelae (DNS) after carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. We present a suicidal patient of CO intoxication, who received ECT safely and effectively 5 weeks after CO exposure and review the previously reported ECT-related DNS cases and the recent studies about the predictors of DNS. We propose that ECT can be safely implemented in carefully selected patients without known risk factors for DNS after an extended observation period from CO exposure.
|Journal||General Hospital Psychiatry|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2012|
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Electroconvulsive therapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health