Challenges in diagnosing and adequately treating malignant catatonia and its fatal consequences.

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To the Editor: Catatonia may often present with puzzling symptoms and etiologies that can delay adequate and timely treatment, increasing the risk of mortality. When accompanied with hyperthermia and autonomic instability, it is called malignant catatonia (MC). When preceded by antipsychotic use, catatonia is usually termed and treated as neuroleptic… (More)
DOI: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.13030056

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