Catatonia in psychotic patients: clinical features and treatment response

J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2011 Spring;23(2):223-6. doi: 10.1176/jnp.23.2.jnp223.

Abstract

The authors report clinical features and treatment response in 25 patients with catatonia admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit specializing in psychotic disorders. Electroconvulsive therapy, benzodiazepines, and clozapine had beneficial effects on catatonic features, whereas typical antipsychotics resulted in clinical worsening.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Antipsychotic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Catatonia / diagnosis*
  • Catatonia / drug therapy
  • Catatonia / psychology
  • Catatonia / therapy*
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychotic Disorders / complications*
  • Psychotic Disorders / psychology
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Antipsychotic Agents