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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.
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.
What I found in its place was a city fixed in a weary grimace, in the catatonic stupor of a patient in the psychiatric ward who awaits the end of the world while clad in his blue-striped pajamas.
Duchovny spends the entire episode in a catatonic stupor, looking as though a particularly rabid fan had just explained all of the series' plot convolutions to him in one sitting.
3) With her FBI partner in a catatonic stupor, Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) gets lots of screen time on the ``X-Files'' season premiere.