Catatonia as a Presenting Feature of Alcohol Withdrawal: A Case Report
Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(6):465 [letter]
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Sir: Catatonia is a clinical syndrome characterized
by alterations in motor behavior and changes in thought,
mood, and vigilance1
and occurs in a variety of medical
and neuropsychiatric conditions.2
Catatonia has been documented
as occurring in alcohol withdrawal in rodents,3
not in humans. We report the case of a patient in whom alcohol
withdrawal presented as catatonia.