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What is catatonic schizophrenia?

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Catatonic schizophrenia is one feature of a mental illness called schizophrenia. Schizophrenia prevents you from separating what's real from what's not. Catatonia affects the way you move in extreme ways. You might stay totally still and mute. Or you might get hyperactive for no reason.

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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