Brain Imaging in Catatonia: Current Findings and a Pathophysiologic Model

  title={Brain Imaging in Catatonia: Current Findings and a Pathophysiologic Model},
  author={Georg Northoff},
  journal={CNS Spectrums},
  pages={34 - 46}
  • G. Northoff
  • Published 1 July 2000
  • Psychology
  • CNS Spectrums
Abstract Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum originally described catatonia as a psychomotor disease that encompassed motor, affective, and behavioral symptoms. In the beginning of the 20th century, catatonia was considered to be the motoric manifestation of schizophrenia; therefore, neuropathologic research mostly focused on neuroanatomic substrates (ie, the basal ganglia underlying the generation of movements). Even though some alterations were found in basal ganglia, the findings in these subcortical… 

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