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What are the treatments for cat-atonic schizophrenia?

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Catatonia may ease with a type of anti-anxiety drugs called benzodiazepines. Other treatments include brain stimulation with electroconvulsive therapy or transcranial magnetic stimulation. In severe cases, you may be hospitalized for your safety.

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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