A 32-year-old member asked:
what are the symptoms of catatonia?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Susan Uhrich answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
Catatonia is not an: Illness, but a symptom involving changes in muscle tone/activity. Catatonic stupor involves a lack of movement while catatonic excitement involves violent movement towards oneself or others.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Maureen Nash answered
24 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
There are many: Catatonia is a syndrome that most often occurs when someone is having a major depressive or manic episode. It can occur with other psychiatric or neurological illnesses. There are abnormal signs on a neurological exam, blood pressure/temperature/heart rate swings, either severe psychomotor slowing or nonspecific agitation, decreased ability to communicate with language and odd posturing behaviors.
Answered on Nov 2, 2019
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