The detection and measurement of catatonia.

  title={The detection and measurement of catatonia.},
  author={Rob Kirkhart and Niraj Ahuja and Joseph Wy Lee and Jose Daniel Perez Ramirez and Rebecca Talbert and Kishwer Faiz and G{\'a}bor S{\'a}ndor Ungvari and Christopher J Thomas and Brendan Carroll},
  journal={Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township))},
  volume={4 9},
Catatonia is a complex neuropsychiatric syndrome that occurs with primary psychiatric disorders or secondary to general medical conditions. Catatonia is often neglected when screening and examining psychiatric patients. Undiagnosed catatonia can increase morbidity and mortality, illustrating the need to effectively screen patients for presence of catatonia as well as their response to treatment. There are many barriers to the diagnosis of catatonia that may explain the low rates of diagnosis in… CONTINUE READING

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