CATATONIA

n. a state of fixed or bizarre posture and muscular rigidity. Otherwise, it may be accompanied by motor disturbances such overactivity and catalepsy. The condition is often associated with catatonic schizophrenia. Also called a catatonic state.

CATATONIA: "Catatonia is a symptom frequently observed in cases of catatonic schizophrenia."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CATATONIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/catatonia/ (accessed October 16, 2019).
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