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can paranoid schizophrenia lead to catatonic schizophrenia?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
No : They are different in many ways catatonic typically has an earlier onset.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012

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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.
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