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Case Reports in Psychiatry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 627460, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/627460
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Effectiveness of Electroconvulsive Therapy for Depression and Cotard’s Syndrome in a Patient with Frontotemporal Lobe Dementia

Department of Psychiatry, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Tochigi, Shimotsuke 329-0498, Japan

Received 6 July 2012; Accepted 17 September 2012

Academic Editors: I. G. Anghelescu and D. De Leo

Copyright © 2012 Toshiyuki Kobayashi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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