Tardive dystonia, catatonia, and electroconvulsive therapy

Joseph A. Kwentus, S. Charles Schulz, Robert P. Hart

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Tardive dystonia is a late onset, persistent dystonia associated with neuroleptic therapy. We report improvement of tardive dystonia in a patient who had received electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for depression. This improvement may be the result of a direct effect of ECT on the brain or the result of an interaction between the neurochemical processes responsible for both tardive dystonia and depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-173
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1984


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