Hassanyeh F., & Davison K., ( 1980). Bipolar affective psychosis with onset before 16 years: Report of 10 cases. British Journal of Psychiatry, 137, 530-539.
Hassanyeh and Davison reported the treatment of ten children/adolescents under the age of 16 who had been diagnosed with bipolar-affective (manic-depressive) psychosis. Five of these children/adolescents, three females and two males, were given ECT (see Table 6.1)
Summary of Clinical eatures
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(Five cases were not included as they did not receive ECT treatment)
A girl aged 15, I.C., was admitted to the hospital frightened, mute, withdrawn and stuporose after believing she may have been poisoned while visiting her grandmother's grave. The initial diagnosis was hysterical stupor. No