november, 2020

2020thu05nov3:00 pm4:00 pmUpdate on Catatonia3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Event Type:OnlineSMI Adviser Event:YesAccredited Education Activity:Yes

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Catatonia is a distinct neuropsychiatric syndrome that is becoming more recognized clinically and in ongoing research. It occurs in association with psychiatric, metabolic, or neurologic conditions. It may occur in many forms, including neuroleptic malignant syndrome. It has been studies in several populations including general adult patients, geriatric patients, and children and adolescents with neurodevelopment disorders. Treatment with certain benzodiazepines or electroconvulsive therapy leads to a dramatic and rapid response, although systematic, randomized trials are lacking. An important unresolved clinical question is the role of antipsychotic agents in treatment and their potential adverse effects.


Presenter: Andrew Francis, MD, PhD, Penn State School of Medicine, Hershey Medical Center.

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