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Lorazepam in a schizophrenic patient with relapsing-remitting catatonia: A case report
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  • Soumitra Das,
  • Sakshi Prasad,
  • Sheryl Deva,
  • Thirunavukkarasu Sivashankari,
  • Francis Agyemang,
  • Ashish Sarangi
Soumitra Das
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Corresponding Author:sam.psych@yahoo.com

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Sakshi Prasad
Vinnitskij Natsionalnij Medichnij Universitet
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Sheryl Deva
Kamineni Academy of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
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Thirunavukkarasu Sivashankari
V N Karazin Kharkiv National University
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Francis Agyemang
Arnot Health
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Ashish Sarangi
University of Missouri System
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Significant element of recurrent catatonia is a history of brief episodes separated by periodic relapses. Misdiagnosis of recurrent catatonia can lead to inappropriate management. It has been associated with mortality from dehydration, thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and pneumonia when untreated. Catatonia is responsive to benzodiazepines and ECT regardless of the condition.