Major depression and the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in lung transplant recipients

Geetha Jayaram, Andy Casimir

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to describe the potential risks and benefits of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for treatment of depression in lung transplant recipients. The authors performed a record review of depressed patients who underwent lung transplantation at Johns Hopkins Hospital and evaluated their treatment, including ECT. In 9 years, 131 lung transplants were performed, and four patients had been diagnosed with major depression. Of those, two were candidates for ECT, and one received it. This patient's depression did abate with ECT. ECT, an effective treatment for depression, remains a treatment method of choice for depression in the posttransplant population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-249
Number of pages6
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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