catatonic schizophrenia

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Synonyms for catatonic schizophrenia

a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods

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In 1893, Kraepelin limited catatonia to a subtype of dementia praecox, and it was later redefined by Bleuler, in 1906, as catatonic schizophrenia.
WKL1, located on chromosome 22, contributes to the development of catatonic schizophrenia, an inherited form of the disease characterized by acute psychotic episodes with hallucinations, delusions, and disturbed body movements.
Patients with catatonic schizophrenia have been known to give up their unusual postures and walk normally out of burning buildings.
Scully scoffed: "If you had to do without a cellphone for two minutes you'd lapse into catatonic schizophrenia.