catatonic schizophrenia

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Related to catatonic schizophrenia: residual schizophrenia, undifferentiated schizophrenia
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Noun1.catatonic schizophrenia - a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement
dementia praecox, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis - any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
catatonia - extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia
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An unexpected hyperkalemic response to succinylcholine during electro-convulsive therapy for catatonic schizophrenia.
In another revelation, Dr Alaa said that severe cases of catatonic schizophrenia, which is marked by epileptic fits, had disappeared from the UAE because of the advancement in healthcare in the country.
An example of the role that sociocultural context plays in schizophrenia can be found in the diagnostic frequency of two forms of the disorder: catatonic schizophrenia, and hebephrenia (disorganized schizophrenia).