An abnormal problem variously characterized by stupor, stereotypy, mania, and either rigidity or extreme freedom of the limbs. It is frequently associated with schizophrenia.
A severe psychiatric condition, often of schizophrenia, characterized by a tendency to stay static in a rigid condition of stupor for long times which cave in to short durations of extreme agitation
an abnormal behavioral syndrome characterized by stupor, negativism, and muscular rigidity, sometimes alternating with purposeless excitement, and seen most regularly in schizophrenia; labeled as in addition catatonic schizophrenia.
extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia
a type of schizophrenia described as a tendency to stay static in a set stuporous condition for very long times; the catatonia may give solution to brief times of extreme excitement