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Depression is the most common psychiatric condition that significantly affects the quality of life of individual affected with it and it can present with various signs and symptoms. It usually presents with persistent and pervasive sadness of mood, anhedonia, sleep disturbance, reduced appetite, reduced concentration, multiple somatic symptoms, and suicidal thoughts. In this case report a 61-year-old gentleman presented with sadness of mood, loss of interest, sleep disturbance, multiple body aches, and abdominal pain which varied from 2 to 6 weeks. He had failed to respond to multiple classes of antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics. However, he would respond well to modified electroconvulsive therapy and he maintained well for 8-12 months before he had another episode. Since the patient responded well to modified electroconvulsive therapy and to reduce relapse maintenance-electroconvulsive therapy was considered.

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Recurrent depressive disorder, Modified electroconvulsive therapy, maintenance electroconvulsive therapy

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