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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In this study 80% patient with paranoid schizophrenia and 24% patient with residual schizophrenia were found depressed while neither any patient with undifferentiated nor any disorganized or catatonic schizophrenia found depressed, The difference is significant which suggest that patient having paranoid symptoms (which usually present during acute worsening of disorder) have more chance of depression than residual schizophrenia (which develop after acute symptoms resolved).
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.
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.