Industrial Psychiatry Journal

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Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69--71

Treatment resistant non-catatonic mutism in schizophrenia responding to a combination of continuation electroconvulsive therapy and neuroleptics


Sandeep Grover, Alakananda Dutt, Kaustav Chakrabarty, Vineet Kumar 
 Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Sandeep Grover
Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012
India

Non-catatonic mutism in schizophrenia has been described less frequently in literature. We describe the case of a young male who presented with non-catatonic mutism, secondary to first rank symptoms, which was refractory to adequate antipsychotic trials (quetiapine, risperidone, aripiprazole, ziprasidone, and trifluperazine) and responded to a combination of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and neuroleptics partially. However, when the ECT was continued in the continuation phase, the patient started speaking.


How to cite this article:
Grover S, Dutt A, Chakrabarty K, Kumar V. Treatment resistant non-catatonic mutism in schizophrenia responding to a combination of continuation electroconvulsive therapy and neuroleptics.Ind Psychiatry J 2012;21:69-71


How to cite this URL:
Grover S, Dutt A, Chakrabarty K, Kumar V. Treatment resistant non-catatonic mutism in schizophrenia responding to a combination of continuation electroconvulsive therapy and neuroleptics. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Dec 2 ];21:69-71
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