Carbamazepine in the treatment of catatonia.

  title={Carbamazepine in the treatment of catatonia.},
  author={H W Rankel and L E Rankel},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={145 3},
Carbamazepine resolved within 6-24 hours the catatonic stupor in two patients, one with a schizophreniform and one with a schizoaffective disorder. Reports of frequent EEG abnormalities and the successful use of diazepam in catatonia prompted these trials with another anticonvulsant.