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Case Reports in Psychiatry
Volume 2013, Article ID 124719, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/124719
Case Report

Efficacy of Electroconvulsive Therapy for Comorbid Frontotemporal Dementia with Bipolar Disorder

1Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
2Department of Radiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA

Received 20 March 2013; Accepted 21 April 2013

Academic Editors: N. Bass, D. De Leo, L. Dell'Osso, D. E. Dietrich, and F. Jollant

Copyright © 2013 Sean Paul 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.

Abstract

Challenges encountered in the diagnosis and treatment of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are further confounded when presented with comorbid psychiatric disorder. Here we report a case of progressive FTD in a patient with a long history of bipolar affective disorder (BAD) 1, depressed type. We also report beneficial effects of electroconvulsive therapy and its potential application in similar comorbid disorders.