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Catatonia Most Often Due to Medical Condition in Elderly Patients


Background: Catatonia characterized by psychomotor, autonomic, and behavioral abnormalities may involve repetitive or purposeless overactivity, resistance to passive movement, and negativism. Features of catatonia can include immobility, stupor, staring, and mutism. Less frequently one could also see verbigeration, echolalia, echopraxia, grimacing, and excitement. Francis et al in 2010 reported that the prevalence of catatonia in the inpatient psychiatric population runs between 2. more...
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