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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(12) Thus, memantine may be considered for patients with catatonic schizophrenia or comorbid catatonia and delirium.
Here, we discuss the case of a patient with catatonic schizophrenia treated by ECT.
The clinical picture was initially thought to be most consistent with catatonic schizophrenia and the patient was transferred to a psychiatric facility for ECT after fourteen days of medical therapy.
During this study, I found very few patients of Disorganized (4%), undifferentiated (4%) or catatonic schizophrenia. So from this study it is difficult to conclude why patients with disorganized, catatonic or undifferentiated schizophrenia do not develop depression.
* Catatonic schizophrenia. People with catatonic schizophrenia exhibit extreme inactivity or activity that's disconnected from his or her environment or encounters with other people.
An unexpected hyperkalemic response to succinylcholine during electro-convulsive therapy for catatonic schizophrenia. Anesthesiology 1999; 91:574-575.
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.