Electroconvulsive therapy for depression in a patient with an Inspire hypoglossal nerve stimulator device for obstructive sleep apnea: A case report

ConclusionObstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes significant reduction in quality of life and is an independent risk factor for multiple comorbidities. Electroconvulsive therapy is an established treatment for medication-refractory depression with minimal risk in most patient populations. This is the first report in the literature of a patient undergoing ECT for bipolar depression with recent activation of Inspire hypoglossal nerve stimulator who had no disruption in the function of his implanted device.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

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Who do you think understands more about bipolar disorder: a psychiatrist or a patient with the illness? In this Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether a patient can be considered a mental health expert without all the credentials after their name. Today we invite writer and bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy — who also has bipolar disorder — to the show to give her opinion. Would you seek advice from a patient? Join us for an in-depth discussion on mental health patients as experts. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe to Our Show! And Please Remember to Rate &Review Us!   Guest Information for &lsquo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Interview Not Crazy Podcast Policy and Advocacy Source Type: blogs
Who do you think understands more about bipolar disorder: a psychiatrist or a patient with the illness? In this Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether a patient can be considered a mental health expert without all the credentials after their name. Today we invite writer and bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy — who also has bipolar disorder — to the show to give her opinion. Would you seek advice from a patient? Join us for an in-depth discussion on mental health patients as experts. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe to Our Show! And Please Remember to Rate &Review Us!   Guest Information for &lsquo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Interview Not Crazy Podcast Policy and Advocacy Source Type: blogs
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Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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Source: Der Nervenarzt - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
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Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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Source: Medicina del Lavoro - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research
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Source: The Mouse Trap - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: bipolar personal Bipolar disorder Mental disorder Mental health self-disclosure Source Type: podcasts
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