Lorazepam-diazepam protocol for catatonia in schizophrenia: a 21-case analysis.

@article{Lin2013LorazepamdiazepamPF,
  title={Lorazepam-diazepam protocol for catatonia in schizophrenia: a 21-case analysis.},
  author={Chin-Chuen Lin and Tiao-Lai Huang},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={
          1210-4
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Catatonia is a unique clinical phenomenon characterized by concurrent motor, emotional, vegetative and behavioral signs. Benzodiazepines (BZD) and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can rapidly relieve catatonic signs. The lorazepam-diazepam protocol presented here has been proven to relieve catatonia in schizophrenia within a day. METHODS From July 2002 to August 2011, schizophrenic patients requiring psychiatric intervention for catatonia in Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital… CONTINUE READING

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