Catatonia in the History of Psychiatry: Construction and Deconstruction of a Disease Concept

  title={Catatonia in the History of Psychiatry: Construction and Deconstruction of a Disease Concept},
  author={V. M. Tang and Victor Mark Jacalyn Duffin},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  pages={524 - 537}
  • V. M. Tang, Victor Mark Jacalyn Duffin
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
  • Catatonia is a psychomotor disorder that has gone through numerous descriptions since 1874, reflecting the many changes in psychiatric disease conceptualization that have occurred within that time frame. Catatonia has been variously described as a distinct disease entity, as a part of schizophrenia, and as a nonspecific manifestation of many disorders. Because of its association with schizophrenia, the description of catatonia was particularly affected by the psychopharmacological era… CONTINUE READING
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