A case of catatonia status-post left middle cerebral artery cerebrovascular accident, treated successfully with olanzapine

Clin Neuropharmacol. 2013 Jul-Aug;36(4):135-7. doi: 10.1097/WNF.0b013e3182956d4d.


Catatonia is a psychomotor phenomenon associated with psychiatric/medical conditions. We present a patient who developed catatonia status-post left middle cerebral artery infarct. With a Bush Francis Catatonia Rating Scale score of 43 on admission, treatment with olanzapine reduced this score to 2, by discharge.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antipsychotic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Benzodiazepines / therapeutic use*
  • Catatonia / etiology
  • Catatonia / prevention & control*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery / drug therapy*
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery / physiopathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Olanzapine
  • Serotonin 5-HT2 Receptor Antagonists / therapeutic use*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Antipsychotic Agents
  • Serotonin 5-HT2 Receptor Antagonists
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Olanzapine