Demo Chapter – Ruling Out Different Disorders

Ruling Out Different Disorders (5)

Catatonia can only be treated effectively if it is not mistaken for another disorder.

  • Many disorders/illnesses may look like catatonia.
    • Akinetic mutism.
    • Stupor with somnolence.
      • Patients with catatonia are alert.
    • Mania.
    • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
(5) Moore, D. P. & Jefferson, J. W. (2004). Catatonia. In handbook of medical psychiatry, 2nd ed. St. Louis, mo: mosby, pp. 292-293.