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What is the definition or description of: catatonic schizophrenia?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
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In brief: Catatonic

Catatonia, which is characterized by motoric immobility (inability to move) such as catalepsy or stupor (significant altered levels of consciousness) , mutism( inability to speak) , negativism , is shown in about 10-15% of patients with schizophrenia.
The can respond to benzodiazepines, Abilify (aripiprazole) and electroconvulsive therapy.

In brief: Catatonic

Catatonia, which is characterized by motoric immobility (inability to move) such as catalepsy or stupor (significant altered levels of consciousness) , mutism( inability to speak) , negativism , is shown in about 10-15% of patients with schizophrenia.
The can respond to benzodiazepines, Abilify (aripiprazole) and electroconvulsive therapy.
Dr. Leonard Lado
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Subtype of Disorder

The catatonic type of schizophrenia is dominated by movement abnormalities and possibly speech abnormalities.
Immobility, purposeless activity, and rigid or bizarre postures, are examples of catatonic behavior. These behaviors occur in a context of characteristic symptoms of schizophrenia.

In brief: Subtype of Disorder

The catatonic type of schizophrenia is dominated by movement abnormalities and possibly speech abnormalities.
Immobility, purposeless activity, and rigid or bizarre postures, are examples of catatonic behavior. These behaviors occur in a context of characteristic symptoms of schizophrenia.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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