Transient hemiparesis (Todd's Paralysis) after electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in a patient with major depressive disorder

Jeremy M. Liff, Ethan O. Bryson, Eleni Maloutas, Kimberly Garruto, Rosa M. Pasculli, Mimi C. Briggs, Charles H. Kellner

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Abstract

We report the case of a 50-year-old man who exhibited transient left hemiparesis (Todd's paralysis) after electroconvulsive therapy, which completely resolved within 10 minutes. Subsequent neurological evaluation was unremarkable for discrete etiologies for this event, other than Todd's paralysis. We review the literature of this phenomenon in association with electroconvulsive therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-248
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of ECT
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

Keywords

  • ECT
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Todd's paralysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Liff, J. M., Bryson, E. O., Maloutas, E., Garruto, K., Pasculli, R. M., Briggs, M. C., & Kellner, C. H. (2013). Transient hemiparesis (Todd's Paralysis) after electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in a patient with major depressive disorder. Journal of ECT, 29(3), 247-248. https://doi.org/10.1097/YCT.0b013e31827e568c