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Catatonia – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Types, Treatment

What Is Catatonia?

Catatonia is a psychomotor condition. It means that the disorder affects the link between movement and mental function. People with catatonia might experience abnormalities in how they move. Typical symptoms include agitated behavior, excessive movement, and stupor. These problems can last from several hours up to several years, depending on the causes and treatment options. They would reoccur often after the first episode as well. Catatonia can be intrinsic, meaning no cause would be identified. When the cause can be found out, it is called extrinsic catatonia. [1]