Start Submission Become a Reviewer

Reading: Catatonia in children and adolescents: A case report of a 13 year old child

Download

A- A+
Alt. Display

Brief Reports

Catatonia in children and adolescents: A case report of a 13 year old child

Authors:

U. Attygalle ,

Teaching Hospital Karapitiya,Galle, LK
About U.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit
X close

T. K. Athukorala,

Teaching Hospital Karapitiya, Galle, LK
About T. K.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit
X close

M. R. S. Jayasekara

Teaching Hospital Karapitiya, Gaalle, LK
About M. R. S.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit
X close

Abstract

Catatonia is a syndrome involving abnormalities of movements and position, manifesting as excessive and purposeless motor activity or immobility. Even though this condition is well described in adults, catatonia has been less identified and studied in children and adolescents. Early identification of catatonia can lead to better treatment outcomes in this population. In this case report, we discuss the case of a boy aged 12 years and 11 months, who presented with catatonia, and who was later diagnosed as having early onset schizophrenia.

How to Cite: Attygalle, U., Athukorala, T.K. and Jayasekara, M.R.S., 2018. Catatonia in children and adolescents: A case report of a 13 year old child. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry, 9(1), pp.26–28. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v9i1.8167
Published on 28 Jun 2018.
Peer Reviewed

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)

    comments powered by Disqus