CASE OF CATATONIC PATIENT IN STATE MENTAL HEALTH HOSPITAL
Abhilaksh Kango and Anukriti Singh*
As described in literature catatonia is constellation of both motor and psychiatric signs and symptoms1. Most commonly it is seen in affective disorders than in psychotic disorders still schizophrenia has catatonia in subtype4. Patient was AR 35-year-old male originally from Nepal. In starting of July 2021, he developed catatonic symptoms in form of staring, posturing, negativism, cataplexy, mutism. There were no signs of autonomic instability. He was initially treated with Tab Lorazepam but due to repeated reoccurrence we started ECTs and he improved remarkably with no further relapses. As clinicians we should be very diligent in picking up early signs of catatonia so that it should be diagnosed early and treated aggressively.
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