Clinical approach to agitation after electroconvulsive therapy: a case report and literature review.

The journal of ECT

PubMedID: 12468998

Augoustides JG, Greenblatt E, Abbas MA, O'Reardon JP, Datto CJ. Clinical approach to agitation after electroconvulsive therapy: a case report and literature review. J ECT. 2002;18(4):213-7.
Agitation is a neurologic complication that may occur after electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Severe agitation after ECT has been associated with multiple factors, both anesthetic and psychiatric. This case report describes severe postictal agitation after ECT in a patient with bipolar affective disorder. The clinical management of this challenging presentation is discussed, including both the anesthetic and psychiatric approaches.