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.
- 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.