E-ISSN 2636-834X
 

Case Report 


Effective and safe treatment of psychotic depression in an elderly patient with quetiapine and ECT

Mehmet Cemal Kaya, Yasin Bez.

Abstract
Major depression with psychotic features (MDP) is the state that major depression is accompanied by delusions and halucinations. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an important option used in the treatment. Combination of antidepressants and antipsychotics is also adviced as another treatment option. Lack of data about the treatment of MDP with the combination of ECT and an atypical antipsychotic quetiapine is noteworthy to mention. Here, we aimed to report successful and safe treatment of an elderly patient with MDP by the combination of ECT and quetiapine.

Key words: Major depression with psychotic features, electroconvulsive therapy, quetiapine


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Mehmet Cemal Kaya
Articles by Yasin Bez
on Google
on Google Scholar


REFERENCES
1. Schatzberg AF, Rothschild AJ. Psychotic (delusional) majordepression: Should it be included as a distinct syndrome in DSMIV.Am J Psychiatry.1992;149:733-745. [Pubmed]   
2. Rothschild AJ. Challenges in the treatment of depression withpsychotic features. Biol Psychiatry. 2003;15:680-690. [DOI via Crossref]   
3. Johnson J, Horwath E, Weissman MM. The validity of majordepression with psychotic features based on a community study.Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1991;48:1075-81. [DOI via Crossref]    [Pubmed]   
4. American Psychiatric Association. Practice guideline for thetreatment of major depressive disorder (revision). Am J Psychiatry.Suppl 2000;157:(suppl. 4).
5. Pande A, Grunhaus L, Hasket R, Haskett R, Greden JF.Electroconvulsive therapy in delusional and nondelusionaldepressive disorder. J Affect Disord. 1990;19: 215–219.
6. Parker G, Hadzi-Pavlovic D, Hickie I, Boyce P, Mitchell P, WilhelmK, Brodarty H. Distinguishing psychotic and non-psychoticmelancholia. J Affect Disord. 1991;22:135-148. [DOI via Crossref]   
7. Gazdag G, Barna I, Ivanyi Z, Tolna J. The impact of neurolepticmedication on seizure threshold and duration in electroconvulsivetherapy. Ideggyogy Sz. 2004;57:385-390. [Pubmed]   
8. Masdrakis VG, Florakis A, Tzanoulinos G, Markatou M, Oulis P.Safety of the electroconvulsive therapy-ziprasidone combination.J ECT. 2010;26:139-142. [DOI via Crossref]    [Pubmed]   
9. Alexopoulos GS. Mood disorders. Comprehensive Textbookof Psychiatry, BJ Saddock, VA Saddock (editors). Philadelphia,Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2000:3060-3067.
10. Bellingham GA, Peng PW. Duloxetine: a review of its pharmacologyand use in chronic pain management. Reg Anesth Pain Med.2010;35:294-303. [DOI via Crossref]    [Pubmed]   
11. Chen J, Gao K, Kemp DE. Second-generation antipsychotics inmajor depressive disorder: update and clinical perspective. CurrOpin Psychiatry. 2011;24:10-17. [DOI via Crossref]    [Pubmed]   
12. Ravindran AV, Al-Subaie A, Abraham G. Quetiapine: novel usesin the treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders. Expert OpinInvestig Drugs. 2010;19:1187-1204. [DOI via Crossref]    [Pubmed]   
13. Dell’osso B, Palazzo MC, Oldani L, Altamura AC. The NoradrenergicAction in Antidepressant Treatments: Pharmacological andClinical Aspects. CNS Neurosci Ther. 2010;14:1-10
14. Zarate CA Jr, Rothschild AJ, Fletcher KE, Madrid A, Zapatel J.Clinical predictors of acute response with quetiapine in psychoticmood disorders. J Clin Psychiatry. 2000;61:185-189. [DOI via Crossref]   
15. Tang WK, Ungvari GS. Efficacy of electroconvulsive therapycombined with antipsychotic medication in treatment-resistantschizophrenia: a prospective, open trial. J ECT. 2002;18:90-94 [DOI via Crossref]   
16. Nothdurfter C, Eser D, Schüle C, Zwanzger P, Marcuse A, Noack I,Möller HJ, Rupprecht R, Baghai TC. The influence of concomitantneuroleptic medication on safety, tolerability and clinicaleffectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy. World J Biol Psychiatry.2006;7:162-170. [DOI via Crossref]    [Pubmed]   
17. Tan QR, Wang W, Wang HH, Zhang RG, Guo L, Zhang YH.Treatment of catatonic stupor with combination of modifiedelectroconvulsive treatment and olanzapine: a case report. ClinNeuropharmacol. 2006;29:154-156. [DOI via Crossref]    [Pubmed]   

How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Mehmet Cemal Kaya, Yasin Bez. [Effective and safe treatment of psychotic depression in an elderly patient with quetiapine and ECT]. PBS. 2011; 1(2): 68-71. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110619040802


Web Style

Mehmet Cemal Kaya, Yasin Bez. [Effective and safe treatment of psychotic depression in an elderly patient with quetiapine and ECT]. http://www.pbsciences.org/?mno=5689 [Access: September 28, 2021]. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110619040802


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Mehmet Cemal Kaya, Yasin Bez. [Effective and safe treatment of psychotic depression in an elderly patient with quetiapine and ECT]. PBS. 2011; 1(2): 68-71. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110619040802



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Mehmet Cemal Kaya, Yasin Bez. [Effective and safe treatment of psychotic depression in an elderly patient with quetiapine and ECT]. PBS. (2011), [cited September 28, 2021]; 1(2): 68-71. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110619040802



Harvard Style

Mehmet Cemal Kaya, Yasin Bez (2011) [Effective and safe treatment of psychotic depression in an elderly patient with quetiapine and ECT]. PBS, 1 (2), 68-71. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110619040802



Turabian Style

Mehmet Cemal Kaya, Yasin Bez. 2011. [Effective and safe treatment of psychotic depression in an elderly patient with quetiapine and ECT]. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1 (2), 68-71. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110619040802



Chicago Style

Mehmet Cemal Kaya, Yasin Bez. "[Effective and safe treatment of psychotic depression in an elderly patient with quetiapine and ECT]." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 1 (2011), 68-71. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110619040802



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Mehmet Cemal Kaya, Yasin Bez. "[Effective and safe treatment of psychotic depression in an elderly patient with quetiapine and ECT]." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 1.2 (2011), 68-71. Print.Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110619040802



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Mehmet Cemal Kaya, Yasin Bez (2011) [Effective and safe treatment of psychotic depression in an elderly patient with quetiapine and ECT]. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1 (2), 68-71. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110619040802