Mr. Smith, F06.1 Catatonia Associated with F20.9 Schizophrenia, Part 4
On a later day, the same man is standing with his arms postured in the air. He is unable to follow a command to lower his arms. The interviewer is able to lower one of the man’s arms without the man exhibiting resistance. He suddenly begins making a strange gesture back and forth from air to his mouth and then a gesture like he is playing a keyboard or squeezing something. He becomes agitated and crosses himself as if protecting himself. He cannot answer what he is doing or if he wants something. He still makes no eye contact.
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OFF CAMERA: [00:00:33] Hello Mr. Smith. You’re standing today, all on your own. That’s great.
OFF CAMERA: [00:00:43] That looks pretty uncomfortable with your arm out like that in the air. Is that uncomfortable?
OFF CAMERA: [00:00:52] Can you lower it? Mr. Smith can you lower your arm?
OFF CAMERA: [00:01:01] Tell you what. Let me lower your arm for you. I’ll be very gentle.
OFF CAMERA: [00:01:07] Oh good you’re very smooth very calm.
OFF CAMERA: [00:01:12] OK very nice.
OFF CAMERA: [00:01:13] Good good good there.
OFF CAMERA: [00:01:33] What are you doing?
OFF CAMERA: [00:01:39] Are you trying to signal something?
OFF CAMERA: [00:01:44] Are you hungry? Is that what you’re trying to tell me Mr. Smith that you’re hungry?