SUBJECTIVES ERLEBEN IN DER KATATONIE: SYSTEMATISCHE UNTERSUCHUNG BEI 24 KATATONEN PATIENTEN

Translated title of the contribution: Subjective experience in catatonia: Systematic investigation in 24 catatonic patients

Georg Northoff, Wilfried Krill, Jens Wenke, Heinz Travers, Burkhard Pflug

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Abstract

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.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalPsychiatrische Praxis
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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