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title:Venlafaxine as an Augmentation of Electro- Convulsive Therapy in Treatment Resistant Depression- A Case Report

Author:Abhinav Joshi

Keywords:Treat resistant depression, Psychotic Depression, Electroconvulsive therapy in Depression, Venlafaxine in Treatment Resistant Depression

Type:Case report

Abstract:Treatment of challenging cases of Depression with or without psychotic features often needs use of Electro-convulsive Therapy at some stage. The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the effectiveness of augmentation of Electro-convulsive Therapy, in treatment of a case of Resistant Depression with antidepressant medication, Venlafaxine. Though further research is needed to confirm that with ongoing Electro-convulsive Therapy, changing the antidepressant classes, SSRI or NaSSA to Venlafaxine will improve the recovery rate.

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