Catatonia as part of the psychomotor syndrome in schizophrenia

Written by Manuel Morrens, Lise Docx & Bernard Sabbe

Although the prevalence and severity of catatonia may have decreased over time, it is still a highly relevant, frequently occurring symptom cluster that can be observed in schizophrenia patients. Apart from this syndrome, neurological soft signs, psychomotor slowing and extrapyramidal symptoms are other psychomotor symptom clusters that are part of the clinical picture of schizophrenia. In this overview, the relevance of catatonia as a contemporary symptom cluster of the illness as well as its relationship with other psychomotor symptoms of the illness are discussed. Click here to view the full article

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