Successful Electroconvulsive Therapy for a 74-year-old Female with Major Depressive Disorder and Tardive Tremor: A Case Report and Literature Review
- Jia-Yin Yeh Nien-Mu Chiu Yung-Yee Chang Pao-Yen Lin Yu Lee
- Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience
- Vol.18 No.2
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 331 - 336 (6 pages)
Tardive tremor is an infrequently form of tardive syndrome 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 tardive syndrome. 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.