Catatonic Schizophrenia

By: Carlos Roder

What is Catatonic Schizophrenia?

Catatonic Schizophrenia is a sub type of Schizophrenia that includes extremes of behavior.
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Symptoms

The symptoms of Catatonic Schizophrenia include waxy flexibility, physically immobile, uncooperative, unusual behavior, and echolalia.

Causes

No one really knows what the cause is, but most schizophrenia problems are caused by brain dysfunction, environmental factors, and genetics.

Diagnosis and Treatments

There are many different ways to diagnose catatonic schizophrenia such as an EEG, MRI, physical exam, and physical evaluation. Catatonic Schizophrenia has a lot of treatment including prescription drugs, electrocution treatment (ECT), psychotherapy, hospitalization, and vocational skills training.

Prognosis and Prevalence

It cannot be cured but there are a lot of treatments that can help. Catatonic Schizophrenia is a disease that you will have for the rest of your life. Both men and woman can get it, usually after adolescence. Around the world, less than 1% of people have Catatonic Schizophrenia.