Author(s): Wachtel LE, Griffin MM, Dhossche DM, Reti IM
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Abstract A 14-year-old male with autism and mild mental retardation developed malignant catatonia characterized by classic symptoms of catatonia, bradycardia and hypothermia. Bilateral electroconvulsive therapy and lorazepam were required for resolution. The case expands the occurrence of catatonia in autism into its malignant variant.
This article was published in Autism
and referenced in Autism-Open Access