Definition of catatonic schizophrenia
- Of all the types of schizophrenia, catatonic schizophrenia displays perhaps the widest range of behavioral symptoms.
- —Allen Rubin and Kathi Trawver, in Psychosocial Treatment of Schizophrenia, 2010
- In catatonic schizophrenia, the patient shows some abnormality in psychomotor function such as extreme excitement, rigidity, “waxy flexibility,” or mutism.
- —Ronald W. Pies, Clinical Manual of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment, 1994