Catatonic patients are often not able to communicate their subjective experiences behind their 'fassade of immobility'. Therefore we retrospectively (3 weeks later) investigated subjective experiences in 24 catatonic patients with a self-assessment-scale especially for catatonia developed by us. Our results showed that catatonic patients subjectively experience less their altered movements but rather cognitive, i.e. ambivalence, or affective, i.e. intense emotions which couldn't be controlled, alterations. According to our results we were able to distinguish an emotive (intense anxiety) from a nonemotive, i.e. cognitive (predominating ambivalence), subtype in catatonia with regard to subjective experience.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health