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Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
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The Risks of Alcohol Withdrawal Inducing Generalised Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus (NCSE) in Patients Undergoing Electro-Convulsive Therapy

Lloyd Reeve Johnson1*, Alston Unwin2 and Harry McConnell3

1Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

2Director of Medical Services, Belmont Private Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

3Clinical Sub-Dean, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia

*Corresponding Author:
Lloyd Reeve Johnson
Professor, Faculty of Health
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Tel: +617-3202-5701
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: September 09, 2014; Accepted date:November 07 2014; Published date: November 11, 2014

Citation: Reeve-Johnson L, Unwin A, McConnell H (2014) The Risks of Alcohol Withdrawal Inducing Generalised Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus (NCSE) in Patients Undergoing Electro-Convulsive Therapy. J Alcohol Drug Depend 2:178. doi: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000178

Copyright: 2014 Reeve-Johnson L et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Alcohol and drug dependence are strongly associated with major depression. ECT remains an effective yet poorly understood treatment and NCSE is a serious, apparently uncommon, yet probably under-reported side-effect of ECT especially in those who have recently withdrawn from alcohol or benzodiazepine drugs. Alcohol or drug dependence should be considered risk factors for non-convulsive status epilepticus in patients undergoing ECT and withdrawal should be complete before ECT is prescribed.

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