[The early childhood form of negativistic catatonia]

Nervenarzt. 1993 May;64(5):324-7.
[Article in German]


In a case report the clinical manifestation of negativistic catatonia with its modified symptomatology by first onset in early childhood is presented. The symptomatology consists of negativism, negativistic excitations with (auto)aggressivity and impulsive behaviour. Development of expressive language is lacking or is arrested. Physical development is retarded. These conditions are seldom recognized but diagnosed as organic brain syndrome or more unspecifically as "pervasive developmental disorder" (DSM III-R, ICD 10).

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aggression / psychology
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Impulsive Behavior / diagnosis
  • Impulsive Behavior / psychology
  • Language Development Disorders / diagnosis
  • Language Development Disorders / psychology
  • Male
  • Negativism*
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / diagnosis
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / psychology
  • Personality Development*
  • Schizophrenia, Catatonic / diagnosis*
  • Schizophrenia, Catatonic / psychology
  • Self-Injurious Behavior / diagnosis
  • Self-Injurious Behavior / psychology
  • Stereotyped Behavior