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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143-145

Comorbid bipolar depression and dementia managed with electroconvulsive therapy: A case report and review of the evidence


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
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jgmh.jgmh_10_17

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Patients with bipolar disorder (BD) can have a range of comorbid psychiatric disorders, and clinical studies have reported BD to be a putative risk factor for the development of dementia. In this case report, we present a case of a 62-year-old female, who had been suffering from BD since early adulthood, developed symptoms of dementia at the age of 60 years, which led to diagnostic issues at the time of relapse of BD. At the time of presentation, she had a depressive relapse with catatonic symptoms and was managed with electroconvulsive therapy during the acute phase, and lithium was used for maintenance treatment.


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