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Seismotherapy at the University Hospital in Marrakech

Seismotherapy consists of causing a generalized epileptic crisis by means of an electric current with transcranial administration. (T. Charpeaud, 2016) This therapeutic method is currently undergoing a new remedy in several countries. In our Context as a mental health staff in the city of Marrakech, we found the great inadequacy of The prescription of seismotherapy in the common practice at the level of all psychiatric care Structures Objective of the study: To establish the activity assessment in seismotherapy at the University hospital Ibn Nafis of Marrakech. Methodology: This is a retrospective descriptive study of 21 patients (17 men and 4 women) Who received 264 seismotherapy sessions between 2012 and 2022. We used an operating Sheet to collect information through the traceability register at the seismotherapy room. Results: The two main diagnoses of treated patients were schizophrenic disorders in 55% of Cases, and thymic disorders in a proportion of 28%. these sessions involved 81% of Hospitalized patients. The anesthetic was propofol for all patients. The intensity of the Charge was in the majority of the 800 mA sessions. We found that despite an inadequacy in the conditions of the practice of these sessions, including the absence of the use of the «curare» and the lack of a recovery room, favourable short-term developments in all cases. Conclusion: Seismotherapy consists in causing a generalized comitiale crisis by means of an Electric current with transcranial administration. Our results indicate that the practice of seismotherapy at the Ibn Nafis CHU does not meet international standards and remains Poorly adapted. We found a positive evolution in the short term out of the 264 sessions Conducted. However, efforts must be made to make the staff aware of this therapeutic Process in other indications aimed at both curative and preventive.

Seismotherapy, Propofol, Electric Current

Salim Said, Kachouchi Aymen, Adali Imane, Manoudi Fatiha. (2023). Seismotherapy at the University Hospital in Marrakech. American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 11(2), 47-54.

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