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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176-179

Dissociative Disorder Presenting as Catatonia

1 Classified Specialist and Associate Professor in Psychiatry, CH (SC), Pune - 411040, India
2 Senior Adviser and Associate Professor in Psychiatry, CH (EC), Kolkata, India
3 Senior Advisor in Psychiatry, Command Hospital, Pune - 411040, India
4 Graded Specialist in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, I.N.H.S. Asvini, Mumbai, India
5 Graded Spl Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, CH (AF), Bangalore, India
6 Graded Spl Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, 167 MH, Bangalore, India

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Classified Specialist and Associate Professor in Psychiatry, CH (SC), Pune - 411040
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Three cases of dissociative disorder presenting with catatonia are described. Catatonia is generally believed to be associated with schizophrenia. However, many other conditions are also known to cause catatonia. A brief review of literature is provided. All the cases improved rapidly with a few ECTs. This report aims to highlight the presentation of dissociative disorders with catatonia. It also seeks to bring to notice the need to avoid lumping all non-organic catatonics under the rubric of schizophrenia so as to ensure proper treatment.



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