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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 327-346

Organic Catatonia : A Review

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, G S Pant Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Noraj Ahuja
C-37, Shakti Nagar Extension. NewDelhi-110052
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Catatonia is a clinical syndrome associated with a wide variety of psychiatric, medical and neurological disorders. Despite several reports in the literature of a wide range of medical and neurological diseases causing catatonia, there has been a tendency to consider catatonia as purely psychiatric disorder. The review attempts to look at the concept of organic catatonia from a historical viewpoint, including its place in the psychiatric classification, discusses the various etiological causes of organic catatonia, and them goes through some important management issues in organic catatonia. The review suggests that organic catatonic disorder must be first considered in every patient with catatonic signs, particularly in a patient with new onset catatonia.



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