Treatable neuropsychiatric syndrome of catatonia: A case review from Oman

Hamed Al Sinawi, Nandhagopal Ramachandiran, Amr El Guenedi, Yousef Obaid, Abdullah Al-Asmi

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Catatonia is a potentially treatable neuropsychiatric syndrome less commonly encountered in developed countries these days. This review presents a case of a 19-year-old male with catatonic signs and symptoms compounded within a spectrum of a mood disorder, as well as literature review of the current treatment guidelines for this condition. There was no structural brain lesion or abnormality on cranial magnetic resonance imaging. The patient demonstrated favorable therapeutic response to benzodiazepine. This report discusses the management approach for catatonia through the case illustration, in an attempt to improve awareness and prompt recognition of this important disorder among physicians in Oman.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Benzodiazepine
  • Catatonia
  • Mood disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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