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Electroconvulsive therapy treatment in patients with somatic symptom and related disorders

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, October 2015
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Title
Electroconvulsive therapy treatment in patients with somatic symptom and related disorders
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, October 2015
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s90969
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KaWai Leong, Fidel Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, Joseph Tham, Anton Scamvougeras

Abstract

Medically unexplained somatic complaints are highly prevalent, and lead to significant impairment and disability. The number of effective treatment modalities for somatic symptom and related disorders (SSDs) or somatoform disorders (SDs) remains limited. To date, there is no formal indication for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in SSD or SD. We report on the largest case series to date regarding the effectiveness of ECT in patients with SSD and SD. A retrospective chart review of all patients treated with an index course of ECT at the Neuropsychiatric Program at the University of British Columbia Hospital from 2000 to 2010 was conducted. The primary outcomes consisted of changes in pseudoneurologic symptoms, pain symptoms, cardiopulmonary symptoms, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Complaints were examined pre- and post-ECT. Twenty-eight participants were included in this study. Twenty-one participants received right unilateral ECT. Six received bifrontal ECT. One received bitemporal ECT. Eighteen of 21 participants reported improvement in pseudoneurologic symptoms; eleven of 14 participants reported improvement in pain symptoms; one participant reported improvement in cardiopulmonary symptoms; and one of two participants reported improvement in gastrointestinal symptoms. This paper discusses the putative mechanism of action of ECT in the treatment of SD/SSD. This retrospective study suggests that ECT could be included as part of the existing treatment for refractory SSD and SD, particularly in refractory cases with comorbid mood disorders.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 41 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 7 17%
Student > Bachelor 5 12%
Other 4 10%
Researcher 4 10%
Student > Postgraduate 4 10%
Other 10 24%
Unknown 8 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 38%
Psychology 8 19%
Neuroscience 5 12%
Unspecified 2 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 7 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 December 2019.
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#3,795,554
of 16,343,617 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#500
of 2,606 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#56,751
of 255,137 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#13
of 89 outputs
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