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01.12.2022 | Case Reports

Depression as a major component of a gait disorder—Successful multimodal treatment including electroconvulsive therapy

A case report

verfasst von: Dr. med. Markus A. Hobert, Daniel Bruhn, Jakob Koch, Simone Studt

Erschienen in: Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie | Ausgabe 1/2023

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Abstract

This case report describes an 82-year-old patient who was treated in a gerontological psychiatric ward due to a multifactorial gait disorder with falls. The main component of the gait disorder was depression, which was accompanied by a pronounced fear of falling. Other factors were polyneuropathy, gonarthrosis and an exercise deficit after previous inactivity. An important part of the multimodal treatment was electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). A total of nine sessions of ECT in right unilateral stimulation were conducted. The treatment resulted in a significant improvement of the depression and the gait disorder, which was impressively reflected in the geriatric assessment. The presented case shows that depression and fear of falling should not be underestimated as (main) components of a gait disorder. Here, a multimodal treatment including treatment of the depression by ECT was successful.
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Zurück zum Zitat Dominiak M, Antosik-Wójcińska AZ, Wojnar M, Mierzejewski P (2021) Electroconvulsive therapy and age: effectiveness, safety and tolerability in the treatment of major depression among patients under and over 65 years of age. Pharm (basel). https://doi.org/10.3390/ph14060582CrossRef Dominiak M, Antosik-Wójcińska AZ, Wojnar M, Mierzejewski P (2021) Electroconvulsive therapy and age: effectiveness, safety and tolerability in the treatment of major depression among patients under and over 65 years of age. Pharm (basel). https://​doi.​org/​10.​3390/​ph14060582CrossRef
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Titel
Depression as a major component of a gait disorder—Successful multimodal treatment including electroconvulsive therapy
A case report
verfasst von
Dr. med. Markus A. Hobert
Daniel Bruhn
Jakob Koch
Simone Studt
Publikationsdatum
01.12.2022
Verlag
Springer Medizin
Erschienen in
Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie / Ausgabe 1/2023
Print ISSN: 0948-6704
Elektronische ISSN: 1435-1269
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00391-022-02135-2

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