Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation

Anaesthetic Management in Electroconvulsive Therapy During Early Pregnancy


İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Anabilim Dalı, Malatya, Türkiye

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2014; 42: 145-147
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2014.73645
Read: 336 Downloads: 129 Published: 01 October 2019

The management of major psychiatric conditions during pregnancy is exceptionally difficult. Pharmacoresistant, life-threatening and severe symptoms such as catatonia and suicidal behavior affect the health and safety of both mother and child. In such cases, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be considered as an alternative to pharmacologic treatment. In this report, we aimed to present anaesthetic management of a patient, who was 13 weeks pregnant and needed ECT due to major depression.

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