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How is catatonic schizophrenia diagnosed?

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Catatonic schizophrenia is no longer a stand-alone diagnosis. It can happen with not only schizophrenia, but with other mental and medical conditions. Your doctor may tell you that you have catatonia, or catatonic schizophrenia, if you have at least three of 12 features, such as mutism, stupor, and repeated odd gestures.

SOURCES:

Current Psychiatry : “Catatonia: How to Identify and Treat It.”

Depression Alliance: “Catatonic Schizophrenia: A Brief Guide.”

L’Encephale : “Catatonia With Schizophrenia: From ECT to rTMS.”

Mayo Clinic: “Electroconvulsive Therapy,” “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation,” “Schizophrenia.”

Journal of Medical Case Reports : "Acute Catatonia on Medical Wards: A Case Series."

UpToDate: “Schizophrenia in adults: Clinical manifestations, course, assessment, and diagnosis,” “Catatonia in adults: Epidemiology, clinical features, assessment, and diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on November 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Current Psychiatry : “Catatonia: How to Identify and Treat It.”

Depression Alliance: “Catatonic Schizophrenia: A Brief Guide.”

L’Encephale : “Catatonia With Schizophrenia: From ECT to rTMS.”

Mayo Clinic: “Electroconvulsive Therapy,” “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation,” “Schizophrenia.”

Journal of Medical Case Reports : "Acute Catatonia on Medical Wards: A Case Series."

UpToDate: “Schizophrenia in adults: Clinical manifestations, course, assessment, and diagnosis,” “Catatonia in adults: Epidemiology, clinical features, assessment, and diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on November 25, 2019

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