Catatonia: A Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Catatonia: A Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

by Max Fink, Michael Alan Taylor
     
 

This guide teaches the reader how to identify and treat catatonia successfully, and describes its neurobiology. Although a common problem & responsive to treatment, catatonia is often overlooked. Teaches the reader how to identify and treat catatonia successfully, and describes its neurobiology.See more details below

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This guide teaches the reader how to identify and treat catatonia successfully, and describes its neurobiology. Although a common problem & responsive to treatment, catatonia is often overlooked. Teaches the reader how to identify and treat catatonia successfully, and describes its neurobiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521822268
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

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Table of Contents

List of patient vignettes
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chronology of catatonia concepts
1Catatonia: A history1
Karl Kahlbaum (1828-1899)3
Catatonia purloined: Emil Kraepelin7
Other commentators7
Catatonia disappears10
Interest revives11
Present status15
2Signs of catatonia are identifiable19
Mutism21
Stupor22
Excitement23
Features demonstrated in examination25
Catatonic spectrum behaviors30
3The many faces of catatonia33
Introduction33
Subtypes of catatonia34
Retarded catatonia (Kahlbaum syndrome)38
Malignant catatonia39
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome variant of malignant catatonia45
Delirious mania, excited catatonia, and oneiroid state51
Mixed affective states57
Periodic catatonia58
Toxic serotonin syndrome63
Benign stupor65
Primary akinetic mutism66
4The differential diagnosis of catatonia71
Laboratory tests and catatonia72
Conditions in which catatonia is expressed75
Conditions that may be mistaken for catatonia105
5Catatonia is measurable and common114
DSM classification of catatonia114
An alternative classification for catatonia116
Frequency of identification120
Associated psychopathology125
Factor analytic studies127
Rating scales129
6Past treatments for catatonia133
Fever therapy134
Barbiturates137
Benzodiazepines139
Insulin coma therapy140
Convulsive therapy141
Other treatments of catatonia143
7Management of catatonia today147
Acute treatment148
Maintenance treatment protocol167
Prophylaxis171
8The neurology of catatonia177
Motor system dysfunction179
Neurochemical aberrations185
Epilepsy model187
Synthesis and clinical implications189
9Back to the future193
Catatonia is a stable syndrome193
Catatonia is common194
Catatonia has many faces195
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is malignant catatonia195
Catatonia is not usually associated with schizophrenia196
Catatonia is a good-prognosis condition197
Catatonia is a syndrome of motor dysregulation198
Future studies199
App. IRating scale of catatonia204
App. IIExamination for catatonia210
References211
Index253

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