Electroconvulsive therapy for catatonia in neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus.


Journal Article

Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus encompasses neurological syndromes of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous system and a variety of psychiatric syndromes. Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus presenting as catatonia is uncommon, and treatment of this condition is not well defined. Here we describe a case of neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus with catatonia and our treatment approach focusing on electroconvulsive therapy in conjunction with cyclophosphamide. We also discuss the pathophysiological underpinnings of the condition and the basis for treatment.

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Cited Authors

  • Fam, J; Lee, TS; Lee, HY; Ng, BY

Published Date

  • June 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 143 - 144

PubMed ID

  • 20514698

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20514698

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-4112

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1095-0680

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/yct.0b013e3181c1881f


  • eng