Short Communication Open Access
Volume 1 | Issue 4 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/Neurol.1.023

Can ECT Improve the Motor Symptoms of a Neurological Disease? A Case of Dopa-Responsive Dystonia

  • 1La Chartreuse Psychiatric Hospital, Depression Unit, Dijon, France
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Corresponding Author

Clement Guillet, clementguillet@hotmail.com

Received Date: October 23, 2020

Accepted Date: December 01, 2020


A 28-year-old woman suffering from a rare genetic disorder, autosomal recessive dopa-responsive dystonia, presented with drugresistant depression. The motor symptoms of her condition were significantly improved for several months after treatment with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). This raises the question of whether ECT could be used to treat the motor symptoms of neurological diseases.


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