SCHIZOPHRENIA, A VETERAN DIAGNOSIS WITH FEATURES OF CATATONIA

Updated: Jan 12, 2021

It feels like it was just yesterday I received a phone call from a colleague, about a patient who would not respond to any form of call by anyone right after his wedding ceremony. This patient would proceed to blankly stare at any person when a question was thrown at him. As a medical doctor faced with this instance, this can be distressing! I am going to use a patient seen in a consulting room on a Monday morning to explain to you the features of Catatonic Schizophrenia, how to accurately make a diagnosis and refer appropriately to a psychiatrist for expert management. As a relative to an individual who presents with symptoms which would be mentioned later in the blog post, there is no need to fret! Just report to the clinic to visualize a resolution to these symptoms as the magic wand in the form