ECT for self-injury in an autistic boy.

TitleECT for self-injury in an autistic boy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWachtel LE, Contrucci-Kuhn SA, Griffin M, Thompson A, Dhossche DM, Reti IM
JournalEuropean child & adolescent psychiatry
Volume18
Issue7
Pagination458-63
Date Published2009 Jul
Abstract

Self-injurious behavior presents a significant challenge in autism, and first-line psychopharmacological and behavioral interventions have limited efficacy in some patients. These intractable cases may be responsive to electroconvulsive therapy.

DOI10.1242/jcs.031427
Alternate JournalEur Child Adolesc Psychiatry