Idiopathic recurrent catatonia needs maintenance lorazepam: case report and review.

@article{Manjunatha2007IdiopathicRC,
  title={Idiopathic recurrent catatonia needs maintenance lorazepam: case report and review.},
  author={Narayana Manjunatha and Sahoo Saddichha and Christoday R-J Khess},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={625-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Catatonia as a phenomenon has been well described with either a schizophrenic illness, severe mood disorders or periodic catatonia disorder. We aim to report a patient who had recurrent catatonia that responded to and required lorazepam for maintenance. METHODS We describe the case of a 28 year old woman who had a history of recurrent catatonia that was unresponsive to most anti-psychotics, but who responded to high doses of lorazepam and needed long-term lorazepam for maintenance… CONTINUE READING

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