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Catatonic Schizophrenia (Overview)

Catatonia, which is characterized by motoric immobility (inability to move) such as catalepsy or stupor (significant altered levels of consciousness) , mutism( inability to speak) , negativism , is shown in about 10-15% of patients with schizophrenia. The can respond to benzodiazepines, Abilify (aripiprazole) and electroconvulsive therapy.


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How does one develop catatonic schizophrenia?

How does one develop catatonic schizophrenia?

Catatonic : Schizophrenia is one type of schizophrenia. We don't fully understand what causes this illness. ...Read more

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Catatonic Schizophrenia (Overview)

Catatonia, which is characterized by motoric immobility (inability to move) such as catalepsy or stupor (significant altered levels of consciousness) , mutism( inability to speak) , negativism , is shown in about 10-15% of patients with schizophrenia. The can respond to benzodiazepines, Abilify (aripiprazole) and electroconvulsive therapy.


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What are some examples in symptoms in catatonic schizophrenia?

Catatonia: Catatonia can take two forms, the most common being catatonic mutism where the person cannot speak. Their bodies may exhibit waxy flexibility, which is if they are posed by someone else in a certain position, they will not change that position for hours or longer. The other form of catatonia, is catatonic excitement, rarely seen and which is where the patient will literally run until they die. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Catatonic schizophrenia (Tip)

My mind is calm even in the midst of chaos. ...See more

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Living with Schizophrenia (Checklist)

Call your doctor or go to ER if you experience worsening of symptoms
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Can a person be diagnosed from catatonic schizophrenia to undifferentiated schizophrenia?

Diagnoses do change: In my experience diagnoses do change. Sometimes a particular symptom changes or is treated by other means. ...Read more

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How to know if I have catatonic schizophrenia?

How to know if I have catatonic schizophrenia?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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What is the treatment for catatonic schizophrenia?

What is the treatment for catatonic schizophrenia?

Biopsychosocial: In the late 80's and early 90's the concept of biopsychosocial treatment became very popular. In this treatment paradigm one addressed the biological, psychological and social needs of any patient regardless of diagnosis. In the case of catatonic schizophrenia antipsychotic medications are given, and the patient is gradually reintegrated into society. For severe cases ECT has been effective. ...Read more

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How does one develop catatonic schizophrenia?

Catatonic : Schizophrenia is one type of schizophrenia. We don't fully understand what causes this illness. ...Read more

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Catatonic schizophrenia (Tip)

You can not expect the form of thought to make sense when said by a schiz. ...See more

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How to know if I have catatonic schizophrenia?

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. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have catatonic schizophrenia?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Emma Rishton Dr. Rishton
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Catatonic schizophrenia (Tip)

"my mind has been both my best friend and my worst enemy, " says elyn saks. ...See more

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What are the key features of catatonic schizophrenia?

Inability to move: The key feature of catatonia, which actually occurs in more than schizophrenia, is the inability to move at times. The person can stay still in one posture for hours at a time, leading to an inability to eat or perform other activities of daily living. There are also cases of "agitated catatonia" in which the person moves around in an agitated state doing motions that are purposeless. ...Read more

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What are some examples in symptoms in catatonic schizophrenia?

Catatonia: Catatonia can take two forms, the most common being catatonic mutism where the person cannot speak. Their bodies may exhibit waxy flexibility, which is if they are posed by someone else in a certain position, they will not change that position for hours or longer. The other form of catatonia, is catatonic excitement, rarely seen and which is where the patient will literally run until they die. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Catatonic schizophrenia (Tip)

This needs to be treated early on, not when it's worse. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: catatonic schizophrenia?

What is the definition or description of: catatonic schizophrenia?

Catatonic: Catatonia, which is characterized by motoric immobility (inability to move) such as catalepsy or stupor (significant altered levels of consciousness) , mutism( inability to speak) , negativism , is shown in about 10-15% of patients with schizophrenia. The can respond to benzodiazepines, Abilify (aripiprazole) and electroconvulsive therapy. ...Read more

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Is catatonic schizophrenia not schizophrenia anymore? What is it then?

Is catatonic schizophrenia not schizophrenia anymore? What is it then?

Schizophrenia: Yes "catatonic" schizophrenia is still schizophrenia. Catatonia is one possible symptom a schizophrenic person might show -- either being unmoving (waxy flexibility or catatonic "stupor") or catatonic "furor" (moving around so fast and so constantly they exhaust themselves. The most recent diagnostic manual eliminated these different "types" of schizophrenia, but people can still exhibit symptoms. ...Read more

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Catatonic schizophrenia (Tip)

Join nami. It is an invaluable resource and support. ...See more

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Could someone with catatonic schizophrenia have clear-headed days?

Yes: Catatonic schizophrenia is different from other types of schizophrenia and seldom seen today. It often responds dramatically to ECT and seems to resemble bipolar disorder more than schizophrenia in my opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more