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Certain general medical conditions can produce a catatonicstate.
A. The presence of catatonia as manifested by motoric immobility, excessive motor activity (that is apparently purposeless and not influenced by external stimuli), extreme negativism or mutism, peculiarities of voluntary movement, or echolalia or echopraxia.
B. There is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings that the disturbance is the direct physiological consequence of a general medical condition.
C. The disturbance is not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g. a Manic Episode).
D. The disturbance does not occur exclusively during the course of a Delirium.
Coding note: Include the name of the general medical condition on Axis I, e.g. 293.89 Catatonic Disorder Due to Hepatic Encephalopathy; also code the general medical condition on Axis III
Based on the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition APA
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The online Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders lists most of the major psychological disorders and illnesses and lists the criteria that must be fulfilled in order for a diagnosis to be made. This resource is not a substitute for proper professional psychiatric diagnosis.
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