Available online Jul 19, 2018.
[ Report ] Volume 24, Issue 2, 2015, Pages 179-182
The syndrome of catatonia appears to exist with many conditions, yet goes undetected by the skillful eyes of
clinicians.This case which is rarely reported in literatures shows the effectiveness of antipsychotic augmenting in a
persistent catatonic schizophrenia disorder.
This is a case narration of persistent catatonia in a 24-years old pregnant Nigerian woman with schizophrenia
First line management with benzodiazepines and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) failed to resolve the syndrome
which later responded to Electroconvulsive Therapy with low dose antipsychotic augmentation.
Cautious augmenting of electroconvulsive therapy with neuroleptics may be a quick and relatively safe procedure in
the relief of schizophrenia with catatonia in pregnancy.
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Volume 24 | Issue 2
Page Nos. 179-182
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