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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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