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Hoe does catatonic schizophrenia work? Do the patients know what's going on when they are not responding"staring out", do all of them stare out?Forget?

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Dr. Daryl Tanski
Psychiatry
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In brief: They are aware

Unlike coma people with catatonia are aware of their surroundings they are just not able to interact with them.

In brief: They are aware

Unlike coma people with catatonia are aware of their surroundings they are just not able to interact with them.
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Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Glutamate dysfxn

A catatonic state can occur in severe cases of psychosis, mania or depression.
A person can be stuporous or assume new positions when passively moved. The person could also be severely agitated or excited. An excess of glutamate which is an excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain has been proposed as a mechanism. Benzodiazepines which inhibit brain activity and ECT have been used as treatment.

In brief: Glutamate dysfxn

A catatonic state can occur in severe cases of psychosis, mania or depression.
A person can be stuporous or assume new positions when passively moved. The person could also be severely agitated or excited. An excess of glutamate which is an excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain has been proposed as a mechanism. Benzodiazepines which inhibit brain activity and ECT have been used as treatment.
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