A 43-year-old member asked:
how to know if i have catatonic schizophrenia?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Daryl Tanski answered
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 occur in the dontext of schizophrenia. A doctor can evaluate and recommend treatment.
Answered on Apr 27, 2014
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Catatonic Schizophre: Patient cannot move, speak or respond, on one extreme, and at opposite extreme the patient mimics sounds or movements and is over excited. They also show repetitive purposeless behaviors (stereotypy), bizarre postures. Main symptoms are termed Physical immobility, Waxy flexibility, Strange movements, Uncooperativeness, Echolalia, & Echopraxia.
Answered on May 23, 2015
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