Sunday, 10 January 2021

Organic Causes of Stupor and Catatonia



A plethora of medical conditions can cause catatonia and stupor.

(Reviewed by: Serra-Mestres et. al, 2018)  

  • Subarachnoid hemorrhages, Basal ganglia disorders
  • Non‐convulsive status epilepticus 
  • Locked‐in and akinetic mutism states 
  • Endocrine and metabolic disorders, e.g. Wilson’s disease, hypoxia 
  • Down syndrome, Infections, Dementia
  • Drug toxicity and withdrawal states, even clozapine

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