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Introduction: Catatonia

Description of Catatonia

Catatonia (medical condition): Mental condition causing total rigidity...more »

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Catatonia: extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Catatonia: A neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by one or more of the following essential features: immobility, mutism, negativism (active or passive refusal to follow commands), mannerisms, stereotypies, posturing, grimacing, excitement, echolalia, echopraxia, muscular rigidity, and stupor; sometimes punctuated by sudden violent outbursts, panic, or hallucinations. This condition may be associated with psychiatric illnesses (e.g., SCHIZOPHRENIA; MOOD DISORDERS) or organic disorders (NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME; ENCEPHALITIS, etc.). (From DSM-IV, 4th ed, 1994; APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994).
Source: MeSH 2007

Catatonia: Related Topics

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Catatonia as a Disease

Catatonia (medical condition): See Catatonia (disease information).
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Catatonia: Related Diseases

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Catatonia as a Symptom

Catatonia (symptom): Motor muscle function disorder...more »

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Broader terms for Catatonia

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Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Catatonia

The following list attempts to classify Catatonia into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • tone,tonicity,tonus
  • tautness,tenseness,tension,tensity
  • condition,status
  • state

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