Wiki Number: W036
Symptoms: muscular immobility and bahavioral abnormality; may accompany schizophrenia, mental disorders, or drug withdrawals
Progression: may be rigid, mute, stay in a position or have purposeless, repetitive motions; or may be hyperactive and impulsive.
Causes: excessive glutamate with excessive movement, along with possible cell damage and death
Medications: benzodiadiazapines, electrocompulsive therapy, antipsychotics
Therapies: None given.
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- Catatonia Through the Ages - from Kahlbaum to the ICD-11by Sebastian Walther on January 24, 2023
For decades, the psychomotor syndrome of catatonia was considered exclusively a subtype of schizophrenia. The use of antipsychotics and changes in the teaching content in the further training of psychiatrists led to the fact that catatonia was hardly recognized anymore. Yet catatonia is in principle well treatable. The new status in ICD-11 will probably allow to better teach, recognize, and treat catatonia in the future.
- Postpartum Collapse Subsequent to Catatonia in a Female with COVID-19 Infection: a Rare Entity Visitedby Bharti Joshi on January 23, 2023
Postpartum collapse is a life-threatening condition caused by obstetrical and non-obstetrical events. In this case report, we discuss a case of postpartum collapse in COVID-19-positive woman who required intensive care and mechanical ventilation for two days. After confusing collision of many provisional diagnoses soldiering for three days, she was ultimately diagnosed with malignant catatonia. Targeted therapy with lorazepam challenge resulted in drastic improvement, and she was discharged with...
- Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Catatonia: The "Iron Triangle" Rediscovered in a Case Reportby Pamela Fantozzi on January 21, 2023
Catatonia is a complex neuropsychiatric syndrome, occurring in the context of different psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, in neurological and medical disorders, and after substance abuse or withdrawal. The relationship between Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (SSDs) and catatonia has been previously discussed, with the three disorders interpreted as different manifestations of the same underlying brain disorder (the "Iron Triangle"). We discuss in this...
- På gjensyn med bipolar lidelse og katatoniby Per Bergsholm on January 19, 2023