Catatonia is a medical syndrome that “cuts across” traditional divisions of disorders as psychiatric, medical, or neurological.

It is surprisingly common in milder forms, and often more difficult to recognize than the patient shown here in the textbook from a century ago who demonstrates the classic “posturing” seen in catatonia.

Female patient lying in bed with her left arm and left leg raised

The Catatonia Information Center website was developed to expand the awareness and knowledge about this unusual syndrome, to afford improved recognition and treatment for patients suffering from this condition which can become chronic.

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