By: Carlos Roder
What is Catatonic Schizophrenia?
Catatonic Schizophrenia is a sub type of Schizophrenia that includes extremes of behavior.
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.