A behavioral syndrome marked by an inability to move normally.
It can be associated with schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.
Catatonia may involve symptoms such as staying still, fast or strange movements, lack of speech, and other unusual behavior.
Treatment includes tranquilizer medications like lorazepam (ativan) and diazepam (valium), or electric shock (electroconvulsive) therapy.


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Wiki Number: W036
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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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