Catatonia: A Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Catatonia: A Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

by Max Fink, Michael Alan Taylor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521822262

ISBN-13: 9780521822268

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Catatonia is a syndrome of motor dysregulation found in as many as 10% of acutely ill psychiatric in-patients. Treatments are well defined and catatonia has an excellent prognosis when they are used. Two leading neuropsychiatrists describe the features of catatonia; teach the reader how to identify and treat the syndrome successfully; and describe its neurobiology.

Overview

Catatonia is a syndrome of motor dysregulation found in as many as 10% of acutely ill psychiatric in-patients. Treatments are well defined and catatonia has an excellent prognosis when they are used. Two leading neuropsychiatrists describe the features of catatonia; teach the reader how to identify and treat the syndrome successfully; and describe its neurobiology. Patient case histories from the authors' clinical practices, as well as from classical literature, illustrate the principles of diagnosing and treating patients.

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; 1. Catatonia: a history; 2. Signs of catatonia are identifiable; 3. The many faces of catatonia; 4. The differential diagnosis of catatonia; 5. Catatonia is measurable and common; 6. Past treatments for catatonia; 7. Management of catatonia today; 8. The neurology of catatonia; 9. Back to the future; Appendices; References; Index.

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