Catatonic syndromes

Catatonic syndromesCATATONIC SYNDROMES occur with a prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders - stupor or excitement, often replacing each other. Most often observed in schizophrenia, but can also occur in symptomatic and organic psychosis. Catatonic stupor is manifested by immobility, increased muscle tone, complete silence (mutism). In some cases the patient for a long time preserves his position (waxy flexibility), in other any attempt to change the posture of the patient causes its sharp impedance (negativism), sometimes the patient resists the attempts to feed him. Catatonic excitement is ridiculous, foolish behavior; expressed by affectation, grimasnichanem, unmotivated laughter, meaningless stereotyped movements, repetition of words and movements of others. Patients impulsive, aggressive, easily fall into a state of rage, suddenly jump up, try to hit. Catatonic syndromes are divided into oneyroidno and Lucene. Oneyroidno catatonia occurs with symptoms or agitation, or stupor with waxy flexibility and is characterized oneyroidno the numbness (see numbness). Lucena (i.e. light, without aberration of consciousness) catatonia occurs covert phenomena impulsive excitation or stupor with negativism and numbness, accompanied by a sharp muscle tension with a long persistence of the same poses, often in utero..

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