Definition of Catatonic schizophrenia
1. Noun. A form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement.
Generic synonyms: Dementia Praecox, Schizophrenia, Schizophrenic Disorder, Schizophrenic Psychosis
Terms within: Catatonia
Derivative terms: Catatonic
Medical Definition of Catatonic schizophrenia
1. Schizophrenia characterised by marked disturbance, which may involve stupor, negativism, rigidity, excitement, or posturing; sometimes there is rapid alteration between the extremes of excitement and stupor. Associated features include stereotypic behaviour, mannerisms, and waxy flexibility; mutism is particularly common. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Catatonic schizophrenia
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1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... be inappropriate cheerfulness, overactivity, and talkativeness (hypo- mania), depression, obsessive-compulsive reactions, or catatonic schizophrenia. ..."
2. Making Markets: Economic Transformation in Eastern Europe and the Post by Shafiqul Islam, Michael Mandelbaum (1993)
"... certain types of severe depression and catatonic schizophrenia. Here the electrical shock is the therapy. In other words, the shock is the intended ..."