Catatonia- A rare form of schizophrenia

What is it?

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Rigid postures are adopted for prolonged periods, or there are outbursts of repeated movement

Diagnosis- Schizophrenia

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Diagnosis of schizophrenia may take some time and, in some cases, it may be difficult to make a diagnosis at all.

Treatment- Schizophrenia

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Treatment is mainly with antipsychotic drugs, such as phenothiazine drugs, and new atypical antipsychotic drugs such as risperidone.

What after symptoms are controlled?

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Once the symptoms are controlled, community care, vocational opportunities, and family counselling can help to prevent a relapse


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Some people may make a complete recovery. The majority have relapses punctuated with partial or full recovery. A small proportion have a severe life-long disability.

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