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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 58 (2016) 3, 232 - 236

Case report

A case-report on catatonia: a prevalent but under-recognised psychiatric illness

S.T.H. Honings, B.M.G. Arts, J. van Os

We describe the case of a 63-year-old female patient with schizoaffective disorder who spent more than two months in two different psychiatric wards because of an unrecognised psychiatric illness. Ultimately, the patient was referred to the psychiatric ward of the university hospital where she was treated for catatonia with electroconvulsive therapy (ect). Three treatments with ect led to a full recovery of the patient.

keywords catatonia, electroconvulsive therapy, treatment