Is catatonia a predictive symptom of affective disorders following traumatic stress? A case report


Bilginer C., BAKI G. , KARAKUS M. , KANDİL S.

ANADOLU PSIKIYATRI DERGISI-ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, vol.17, pp.84-87, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/apd.227288
  • Title of Journal : ANADOLU PSIKIYATRI DERGISI-ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-87
  • Keywords: stress disorders, traumatic, acute, adolescents, catatonia, manic state, ADOLESCENTS, CHILDREN, COHORT

Abstract

Catatonia is a syndrome that is characterized by abnormal body movements, negativism, mutism or disturbances in conscious. During the twentieth century catatonia was accepted as a condition associated with schizophrenia but today it is defined as a separate disorder. Catatonia is a rarely reported condition in children and adolescents and a curable condition with early diagnosis and proper treatment. But it could be a life-threatening disorder if fever and autonomic changes accompany with it. In this report an adolescent diagnosed with catatonia following acute stress disorder and also diagnosed with manic episode in follow-up visits is presented. Thus we aimed to take attention to catatonia that can be neglected in children and adolescents and to follow-up visits of these cases.