Treatment of catatonia with methylphenidate in an elderly patient with depression.

@article{Prowler2010TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of catatonia with methylphenidate in an elderly patient with depression.},
  author={Matthew L. Prowler and David von Weiss and Stanley N Caroff},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={
          74-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Catatonia is especially common among patients with mood disorders. OBJECTIVE The authors evaluated the effects of methylphenidate as an augmentation strategy in an elderly patient with catatonia and depression. METHOD Methylphenidate was administered to a catatonic patient who had not responded to lorazepam. RESULTS The patient showed an acute and marked response to methylphenidate. DISCUSSION Methylphenidate may be effective as an adjunct in elderly depression patients with… CONTINUE READING
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