Demo Chapter – Onset and Duration of Symptoms
Onset and Duration of Symptoms (5)
- The onset of symptoms depends on the cause and may be acute or subacute.
- Mood disorder.
- Psychotic disorder.
- Neurotoxin exposure.
- Insult to brain.
- The course of the symptoms also depend on the cause.
- Can be transient.
- Can be chronic.
- Often seen in patients with schizophrenia.
(5) Moore, D. P. & Jefferson, J. W. (2004). Catatonia. In handbook of medical psychiatry, 2nd ed. St. Louis, mo: mosby, pp. 292-293.