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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66-68

Clozapine responsive catatonia: A series of five cases


Department of Psychiatry, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Somsubhra Chattopadhyay
Department of Psychiatry, 'Haldibati', 145 Raja Peary Mohan Road, P. O. Uttarpara, Hooghly 712 258, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.110955

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The main objective of presenting the case series is that despite dramatic symptomatic response by intra venous lorazepam or electro convulsive therapy irrespective of primary diagnosis in catatonia cases some cases remain difficult to treat by conventional treatment. Here, we present five catatonia cases who did not respond to conventional treatment even when treated for primary psychiatric diagnosis along with treatment for catatonia. They ultimately responded partially or completely to clozapine only, which explains the multi-factorial causation of catatonia syndrome as postulated by different scientific research.


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