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What if a person with catatonic schizoprenia refuses meds?

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Dr. John Benson
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Benson
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