A case of extreme paradoxical insomnia responding selectively to electroconvulsive therapy

Kristen Case, Thomas D. Hurwitz, S. W. Kim, Michel Cramer-Bornemann, Carlos H. Schenck

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Abstract

Severe paradoxical insomnia, documented by actigraphy, was the predominant presenting complaint of a 48-year-old woman subsequently diagnosed with major depression. Both disorders remitted following a course of 5 electroconvulsive therapy treatments in spite of being previously refractory to hypnotic and antidepressant pharmacotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-63
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2008

Keywords

  • Actigraphy
  • ECT
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Insomnia
  • Major depression
  • Paradoxical insomnia
  • Sleep state misperception

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