catatonic schizophrenia
catatonia cat`a*ton"ia n. [Gr. katatonos, stretching down, depressed, fr. kata` down + to`nos stretching, straining, tone (sound). --Stedman.] (Psychiatry) an abnormal behavioral syndrome characterized by stupor, negativism, and muscular rigidity, sometimes alternating with purposeless excitement, and seen most frequently in schizophrenia; called also {catatonic schizophrenia}. [PJC]

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  • catatonic schizophrenia — noun a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement • Syn: ↑catatonic type schizophrenia, ↑catatonia • Derivationally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • catatonic schizophrenia — [DSM IV] a type of schizophrenia characterized by marked psychomotor disturbance, including some combination of motoric immobility (stupor, catalepsy), excessive motor activity, extreme negativism, mutism, echolalia, echopraxia, and peculiarities …   Medical dictionary

  • catatonic — cata·ton·ic .kat ə tän ik adj of, relating to, marked by, or affected with catatonia <catatonic schizophrenia> <catatonic rigidity> <catatonic patients> cata·ton·i·cal·ly i k(ə )lē adv catatonic n a catatonic individual * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • catatonic type schizophrenia — noun a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement • Syn: ↑catatonic schizophrenia, ↑catatonia • Derivationally related …   Useful english dictionary

  • schizophrenia — Synonyms and related words: alternating personality, brain disease, catatonia, catatonic schizophrenia, crack up, dementia praecox, depersonalization, disconnection, dissociation, dissociation of personality, double personality, dual personality …   Moby Thesaurus

  • catatonic excitement — periods of uncontrollable, unorganized, and apparently purposeless motor activity, without euphoria or other symptoms of mania; characteristic of catatonic schizophrenia …   Medical dictionary

  • catatonic posturing — assumption of bizarre, fixed poses, sometimes with waxy flexibility, characteristic of catatonic schizophrenia …   Medical dictionary

  • catatonic rigidity — maintenance of a rigid posture in spite of attempts to be moved, characteristic of catatonic schizophrenia …   Medical dictionary

  • catatonic stupor — the extreme decrease in reactivity to the environment and in spontaneous activity characteristic of catatonic schizophrenia …   Medical dictionary

  • Schizophrenia: Emergence —    (See also Psychosis: Emergence; Schizophrenia: Recent Concepts; Unitary Psychosis; Wernicke–Kleist–Leonhard Pathway.)    Schizophrenia remains among the most puzzling of all diseases in psychiatry because there is no single symptom… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

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