Catatonia in the emergency department.

  title={Catatonia in the emergency department.},
  author={M Valenstein and A A Maltbie and Paige Kaplan},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={14 4},
The catatonic syndrome has a wide differential diagnosis that includes both psychiatric and organic disorders. We present the cases of two patients with catatonia seen acutely in the emergency department. In these cases, the striking clinical picture proved to be secondary to psychiatric disturbances, and were accompanied by dementia in the second patient… CONTINUE READING