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I'm a forty-five yeared old female, is it possible to have an extreme catatonic reaction to a particular person? I lose my voice.

I'm a forty-five yeared old female, is it possible to have an extreme catatonic reaction to a particular person? I lose my voice.

Fear?: It is possible sometimes to become extremely fearful, especially if this person has harmed you in the past and you feel threatened by him or her. I have known people who could not speak when afraid -- it's like a "freeze" response. If you've experienced a trauma, please tell your doctor and/or therapist about it. Also keep yourself safe. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of catatonia?

What are the symptoms of catatonia?

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. ...Read more

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How do you treat catatonic?

How do you treat catatonic?

Lorazepam,ECT: Catatonia is a syndrome from a variety of psychiatric and medical causes--depending on presentation--a lot of insight into treatment--ativan, ect, reports of Abilify (aripiprazole) working---ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me what catatonic is?

Can someone explain to me what catatonic is?

Many Causes: Catatonia is a state of neurogenic motor immobility, and behavioral abnormality manifested by stupor. In other words the patient is unable to move and unable to communicate with others. Often associated with psychiatric illness especially schizophrenia, it can also occur due to medical conditions such as infections like encephalitis, metabolic disorders, and medication interactions. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be in a catatonic state?

What does it mean to be in a catatonic state?

Unresponsive: To be catatonic means to be unresponsive to stimuli from the environment. This is seen in a rare form of schizophrenia. It can be treated with medication. ...Read more

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Are people in a catatonic state conscious of the surroundings?

Are people in a catatonic state conscious of the surroundings?

Seeming not: Catatonic disorders are a group of symptoms characterized by disturbances in muscular movement behavior that may have either a psychological/physiological basis. The best-known symptoms are immobility--a rigid positioning of the body held for a considerable length of time. Pts dx. with a catatonic dis. may maintain their body position for hours, days. They seem not to be aware of surrounding. ...Read more

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What is the difference between catatonia and emotional unavailability?

What is the difference between catatonia and emotional unavailability?

A big difference: Catatonia is an uncommon, severe and life threatening psychiatric condition. Usually in the context of severe mood disorders. It involves inability to speak, marked reduction in physical movement, not eating or drinking. Emotional unavailability is a pop sort of term for someone who is not terribly communicative, doesn't want to interact with others, perhaps avoids emotional attachments. ...Read more

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What is the difference between catatonia and "emotional unavailability"?

What is the difference between catatonia and "emotional unavailability"?

Difference: Catatonia refers to a state of schizophrenia where the patient doesn't move, appears like a statue, and has no emotional expression on their face. Emotionally unavailable can refer to a preoccupied person, a person whose emotions are effectively in deep freeze of sorts due to trauma, or a person who has schizoid personality disorder the hallmark of which is indifference to relationships. ...Read more

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What are the causes catatonia?

Mostly mood disorder: Catatonia is a neurolgically based syndrome that has far reaching effects. It is most often seen in major depression and bipolar disorder. It is occasionally seen in those with schizophrenia. Dopamine, gaba and norepinephrine appear to be related to it. ...Read more

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What could catatonia feel like?

What could catatonia feel like?

It feel like below: Catatonia is a state of neurogenic motor immobility and behavioral abnormality manifested by stupor. In the current DSM V catatonia is not recognized as a separate disorder, but is associated with psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia (catatonic type), bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, alcohol or rapid drug abuse withdrawa.. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of catatonic schizophernia?

What are the early symptoms of catatonic schizophernia?

Odd ideas, voices: Schizophrenia usually first shows in late teens or early 20s with social withdrawal and odd ideas that don't make sense to others. Auditory hallucinations (imaginary voices) are common too, although the person may not admit to hearing them. Self-care (hygiene, grooming) suffer, as well as school or work performance. Catatonia — stupor, immobility, posturing — is not usually an early symptom. ...Read more

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What if a person with catatonic schizoprenia refuses meds?

What if a person with catatonic schizoprenia refuses meds?

Catatonia refuse med: Catatonia can go with schizophrenia or bipolar states. They occur as overexcited, confused acting indiv, or the seeming opposite, frozen like a statue you can put into a pose and they hold it='waxy flexibility'. If catatonia leads to grave disability or unable to really care for self, invol civil commitments cd help get meds. Courts can order some commitments to take psych meds. Not easy process. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you go catatonic if you are stressed out?

Please tell me, could you go catatonic if you are stressed out?

Catatonia is: A serious condition that may be excitability or immobility caused by infection, trauma, toxins, substances, etc.; other causes can include schizophrenia, mood disorders, and psychological stressors. If not already done, your provider must rule out other conditions, such as epileptiform problems, and other neurological conditions, and initiate treatment immediately. ...Read more

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Is it catatonia, dementia, or retardation if someone is slow or sluggish?

Is it catatonia, dementia, or retardation if someone is slow or sluggish?

Being slowed: Or sluggish is just a symptom, not a definition of an illness. Many medical problems can cause fatigue with one of the biggest offenders being hypothyroidism. First see you family doctor and if medically cleared, make an appointment with a psychiatrist in your area. ...Read more

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How long does catatonic stupor last? And what do doctors do to help them during this?

How long does catatonic stupor last? And what do doctors do to help them during this?

It depends: How long catatonia lasts, depends on what is causing it. In schizophrenia, sometimes low-dose IV Lorazepam can allow enough movement for the patient to eat. If it's actually rigidity from antipsychotic medications, countering with cogentin, artane, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help. There are other possible causes besides schizophrenia as well, and these need to be addressed as needed. Timing varies. ...Read more

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Catatonic - what does this mean when referring to the family of a fatal crash victim?

Catatonic - what does this mean when referring to the family of a fatal crash victim?

As catatonia: Is not an illness, it's hard to say what it means colloquially. It may mean that the family is in shock. ...Read more