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Synonyms for catatonia

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

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For her part, Mariam spends the film in a catatonic stupor, a state Saleh's obviously had a hand in inducing.
In the treatment of schizophrenia, the traditional indications for ECT are catatonic stupor and severe depressive symptoms.
The book also says: "When her aides tried to quiz her she would routinely shut down - chin on her chest, arms folded, eyes cast to the floor, speechless and motionless, lost in what those around her described as a kind of catatonic stupor.
And he ended up staring at his brushes most of the day in a catatonic stupor. But it paid off because he found some real cool patterns and started sketching a new work.
They may grimace, exhibit strange mannerisms or become mute and appear in a catatonic stupor.