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Catatonic Depression: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment Options

Catatonic depression is defined as a state of stupor that results from neurogenic motor immobility and is thought to be caused by dysregulation of the neurotransmitters: GABA, glutamate and dopamine in the brain. It was first recognized in 1874 by Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum. In the current DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), “catatonia” …

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