Treatment of Meige’s syndrome with ECT

Boshes RA, Afonso JA, Tanev K

J ECT 1999 Jun;15(2):154-7

PMID: 10378155


A 62-year-old woman with Meige’s syndrome failed to respond to several pharmacologic interventions. Her dystonias improved significantly after treatment with bilateral electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). However, the effect was not durable, lasting < or = 72 h. ECT is an effective treatment for many movement disorders including dystonias of differing etiologies. Its efficacy for Meige's syndrome is questionable.