n. a highly-agitated state in which a patient exhibits extreme restlessness to the point of exhaustion. This results in repetitive speech (cataphasia) and purposeless motor activity wherein the person is unable to remain calm and immobile.

CATATONIC EXCITEMENT: "An usual occurrence of catatonic schizophrenia, it is catatonic excitement which leaves a patient physically and mentally exhausted."
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