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April 1923

SCHIZOPHRENIC CATATONIA WITH ASSOCIATED METABOLIC AND. VEGETATIVE FEATURES: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

ANN ARBOR, MICH.

From the State Psychopathic Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Arch NeurPsych. 1923;9(4):471-477. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1923.02190220057005
Abstract

The case here reported is one of classic catatonic stupor, with marked improvement on continued hospital residence. It was possible to carry out a series of very careful physiologic studies upon this case, and the resultant findings indicate definite deviation in this field; these were particularly marked during the acute phase of the disorder and, in general, appeared to run directly parallel with essential fluctuations in the actual psychiatric status. In view of the attention now directed toward the physiologic substrate in schizophrenic disorder, it was felt that the presentation of such a study of a case which stood out clinically in such striking relief, would prove of interest; especially, since it emphasizes the paramount importance of what may be termed long-section study, in the proper evaluation of such material.

REPORT OF CASE 

Clinical History.  —F. W., a schoolboy, aged 14, was admitted to the State Psychopathic Hospital Sept. 6

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