Seizures after convulsive therapy: A retrospective case survey

O. Devinsky, M. S. Duchowny

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Abstract

We reviewed all documented cases of spontaneous seizures that followed convulsive therapy. Nineteen studies provided information in 81 cases. The average annual incidence of spontaneous seizures was 114 per 100,000, 5 times more frequent than an age-adjusted nonpsychiatric cohort. Host susceptibility rather than treatment features influenced seizure development. A longer latency to first seizure was associated with greater likelihood of seizure recurrence, a relationship also observed in posttraumatic epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-925
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume33
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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Convulsive Therapy
Seizures
Epilepsy
Surveys and Questionnaires
Recurrence
Incidence

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Devinsky, O., & Duchowny, M. S. (1983). Seizures after convulsive therapy: A retrospective case survey. Neurology, 33(7), 921-925.

Seizures after convulsive therapy : A retrospective case survey. / Devinsky, O.; Duchowny, M. S.

In: Neurology, Vol. 33, No. 7, 01.01.1983, p. 921-925.

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Devinsky, O & Duchowny, MS 1983, 'Seizures after convulsive therapy: A retrospective case survey', Neurology, vol. 33, no. 7, pp. 921-925.
Devinsky O, Duchowny MS. Seizures after convulsive therapy: A retrospective case survey. Neurology. 1983 Jan 1;33(7):921-925.
Devinsky, O. ; Duchowny, M. S. / Seizures after convulsive therapy : A retrospective case survey. In: Neurology. 1983 ; Vol. 33, No. 7. pp. 921-925.
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