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catatonic schizophrenia in children

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Catatonia: Actually the state of catatonia, at least today, is more common in affective disorders rather than schizophrenia. Nobody really knows why someone deve ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Need evaluation: Catatonia is a potentially life threatening condition. It has many causes the most common psychiatric cause is a mood disorder. Catatonia can still oc ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
First thing first: Do you have schizophrenia? You have to have schizophrenia first. The easier way to think about this is that catatonia is a symptom of schizophrenia.
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience Psychiatry
Inability to move: The key feature of catatonia, which actually occurs in more than schizophrenia, is the inability to move at times. The person can stay still in one p ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Catatonia: Catatonia can take two forms, the most common being catatonic mutism where the person cannot speak. Their bodies may exhibit waxy flexibility, which i ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
31 years experience Psychiatry
Catatonic: Catatonia, which is characterized by motoric immobility (inability to move) such as catalepsy or stupor (significant altered levels of consciousness) ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is still: Schizophrenia - just another form of it.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
Biopsychosocial: In the late 80's and early 90's the concept of biopsychosocial treatment became very popular. In this treatment paradigm one addressed the biological, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Catatonic schizophrenia is different from other types of schizophrenia and seldom seen today. It often responds dramatically to ECT and seems to resem ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
15 years experience Psychiatry
When treated: When the symptoms of schizophrenia, catatonic type are under control and treated, then clarity of thought is more likely. When not treated and symptom ... Read More
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