"Despite the first description of catatonia by Kahlbaum in 1874, our knowledge about the phenomenology, diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of catatonia in childhood and adolescence is still scarce. One reason for this scarcity is that in the past catatonia was frequently diagnosed under other labels, such as catalepsy, stupor, and encephalitis lethargica (Shorter, 2012). For adults, catatonia is a well-described syndrome that appears to be underdiagnosed (Fink & Taylor , 2009). "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This article presents a case of a 14-year-old female twin with schizophrenia who developed severe catatonia following treatment with olanzapine. Under a combined treatment with amantadine, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and (currently) ziprasidone alone she improved markedly. Severity and course of catatonia including treatment response were evaluated with the Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS). This case report emphasizes the benefit of ECT in the treatment of catatonic symptoms in an adolescent patient with schizophrenic illness.
Full-text · Article · Jan 2013 · Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie
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