Catatonia in psychiatric classification: a home of its own.

  title={Catatonia in psychiatric classification: a home of its own.},
  author={Michael A. Taylor and M Fink},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={160 7},
OBJECTIVE The authors assess the present position of catatonia in diagnostic classification systems and consider the merits of designating catatonia as a separate diagnostic category with defined criteria. METHOD Following the logical steps to establish diagnostic validity when the etiology of a syndrome is unknown, the authors review the literature on the features that delineate catatonia as a syndrome, the prevalence and response to treatment of catatonia, and the conditions that are… CONTINUE READING
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