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, cilt.17, ss.84-87, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5455/apd.227288
  • Dergi Adı: ANADOLU PSIKIYATRI DERGISI-ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.84-87

Özet

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.