Catatonia: Kahlbaum & Kraepelin

REFERENCES:

  1. Book: CATATONIA. From Psychopathology to Neurobiology. (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) (amazon)
  2. Kahlbaum KL: Klinische Abhandlungen über psychische Krankheiten. 1. Heft: Die Katatonie oder das Spannungsirresein. Berlin, Hirschwald, 1874.
  3. British Journal of Psychiatry (1993), 162, 733-738.
  4. World J Psychiatry. 2017 Sep 22; 7(3): 177–183.

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(1) Catatonic Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition: 293.89 (F06.1)

  • DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for catatonia.
  • Rule out following medical causes of catatonia.

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  • First line treatment.
  • Response time with benzodiazepines.
  • Which patient subtype have poor response to benzodiazepines?
  • Next step if patient not responding to highest tolerable doses of benzodiazepines for 72 hr.

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