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Doctor insights on: Organic Catatonic Disorder

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What can I do about a catatonic panic disorder?

What can I do about a catatonic panic disorder?

Catatonic panic: Not sure if that means frozen with fear or catatonic with periods of agitation. Either way, needs evaluation by a psychiatrist to find cause. ...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 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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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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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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