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Safety of electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy

Tugba Oztav, Mehtap Arslan, Seranur Corekcioglu, Ceyhan Oflezer, Ozge Canbek, Erhan Kurt.

Abstract
Objective: The treatment of psychiatric disorders in pregnancy poses a challenge. Pharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders in pregnant women is complicated. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been demonstrated to be effective and safe in the treatment of various psychiatric disorders. In this study, we investigated the safety and the probable complications of either concurrent with or following to ECT treatment among pregnant patients.
Method: The 25 pregnancy cases, where ECT was applied between 2006 and 2012, have been reviewed. These patients have been interviewed and their clinical histories have been documented. Both maternal and fetal complications have been followed up.
Results: Two patients have been treated with ECT twice during their pregnancies. For this reason, they are treated as two separate cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows: 8 (32%) psychosis, 11 (44%) bipolar disorder, and 6 (24%) depression. Out of these cases, the prognosis distribution is as follows: 10 (40%) full recovery, 11 (44%) partial recovery, and 4 (16%) discharged from hospital prior to the completion of the treatment at the request of their relatives. Two had complications that were early membrane rupture and stillbirth.
Conclusion: In our study, no findings were observed regarding unsafe use of ECT during pregnancy.

Key words: electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), pregnancy


 
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Tugba Oztav, Mehtap Arslan, Seranur Corekcioglu, Ceyhan Oflezer, Ozge Canbek, Erhan Kurt. Safety of electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy. PBS. 2015; 5(2): 47-52. doi:10.5455/jmood.20140811124733


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Tugba Oztav, Mehtap Arslan, Seranur Corekcioglu, Ceyhan Oflezer, Ozge Canbek, Erhan Kurt. Safety of electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy. https://www.pbsciences.org/?mno=155069 [Access: December 15, 2023]. doi:10.5455/jmood.20140811124733


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Tugba Oztav, Mehtap Arslan, Seranur Corekcioglu, Ceyhan Oflezer, Ozge Canbek, Erhan Kurt. Safety of electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy. PBS. 2015; 5(2): 47-52. doi:10.5455/jmood.20140811124733



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Tugba Oztav, Mehtap Arslan, Seranur Corekcioglu, Ceyhan Oflezer, Ozge Canbek, Erhan Kurt. Safety of electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy. PBS. (2015), [cited December 15, 2023]; 5(2): 47-52. doi:10.5455/jmood.20140811124733



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Tugba Oztav, Mehtap Arslan, Seranur Corekcioglu, Ceyhan Oflezer, Ozge Canbek, Erhan Kurt (2015) Safety of electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy. PBS, 5 (2), 47-52. doi:10.5455/jmood.20140811124733



Turabian Style

Tugba Oztav, Mehtap Arslan, Seranur Corekcioglu, Ceyhan Oflezer, Ozge Canbek, Erhan Kurt. 2015. Safety of electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 5 (2), 47-52. doi:10.5455/jmood.20140811124733



Chicago Style

Tugba Oztav, Mehtap Arslan, Seranur Corekcioglu, Ceyhan Oflezer, Ozge Canbek, Erhan Kurt. "Safety of electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 5 (2015), 47-52. doi:10.5455/jmood.20140811124733



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Tugba Oztav, Mehtap Arslan, Seranur Corekcioglu, Ceyhan Oflezer, Ozge Canbek, Erhan Kurt. "Safety of electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 5.2 (2015), 47-52. Print. doi:10.5455/jmood.20140811124733



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Tugba Oztav, Mehtap Arslan, Seranur Corekcioglu, Ceyhan Oflezer, Ozge Canbek, Erhan Kurt (2015) Safety of electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 5 (2), 47-52. doi:10.5455/jmood.20140811124733