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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's going on inside the mind of someone in a catatonic state?

What's going on inside the mind of someone in a catatonic state?

It differs: Catatonia can result from different causes, e.g., severe psychosis or severe depression. The person's mental state can differ accordingly: stuporous, highly confused, utterly hopeless, psychotic, etc. Although motionless and apparently inert, catatonic states can also be high-anxiety, i.e., too terrified to move. It's impossible to know just by looking. ...Read more

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I involuntarily got into catatonic state, mind went totally blank, I was fully aware and still standing for about 1 min. How to do that voluntarily ?

I involuntarily got into catatonic state, mind went totally blank, I was fully aware and still standing for about 1 min. How to do that voluntarily ?

Acting school: I imagine a good actor can, and there could be a role that demands it. But, otherwise - why in the world would you want to do it? Anyway - it is a fairly rare psychiatric symptom and I'd only heard of much longer durations than a minute. This may not have been a classic catatonic state - but do let your psychiatrist know about it. If it was something else, they need to discover what. (Side EFX) ...Read more

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Can a catatonic state be a symptom of post traumatic stress?

Can a catatonic state be a symptom of post traumatic stress?

Yes it can.: Catatonia and flashbacks can be two severe forms of dissassociation. Consider the concept of "shell shock". ...Read more

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How do catatonic patients get fed during a catatonic state? Also don't they pee or anything?

How do catatonic patients get fed during a catatonic state? Also don't they pee or anything?

Rare now.: Catatonia is a dazed state where the patient becomes rigid and is often noted in schizophrenia. When it is severe and prolonged and they don't eat, they can be fed intravenously but with the treatment available now, this state is almost non-existent. They may lose continence when catatonic as i said this is very rare with current medications. ...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