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What are the symptoms of catatonia?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Catatonia is not an

Illness, but a symptom involving changes in muscle tone/activity.
Catatonic stupor involves a lack of movement while catatonic excitement involves violent movement towards oneself or others.

In brief: Catatonia is not an

Illness, but a symptom involving changes in muscle tone/activity.
Catatonic stupor involves a lack of movement while catatonic excitement involves violent movement towards oneself or others.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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