- The client is in the first trimester of pregnancy.
- The client is gainfully employed.
- The client lives in an assisted living facility.
- The client is over 50 years of age.
The nurse is admitting a client with a diagnosis of severe malignant catatonia to the in-patient psychiatric unit. Under which condition would the nurse support the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a first-line treatment?
Number 1 is correct.
During the first trimester of pregnancy, a nonpharmologic biologic treatment option like ECT is a viable option. The employment status, living environment, or age of the client would not impact the decision to use ECT.