Schizophrenia refers to a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental disorder. It is a severe, chronic and disabling brain disorder. It is evidenced by a belief that other people are broadcasting their thoughts to the world, hearing voices that other people do not hear or being sure that other people are plotting to hurt them.
The result is that people with schizophrenia may be fearful and withdrawn. They may have problems with relationships with other people.
It has been debated as to whether schizophrenia is a single disorder or several discrete syndromes. This is because of the many possible combinations of signs and symptoms with schizophrenia.
It was the Swiss psychiatrist, Paul Eugen Bleuler, who originated the term, “schizophrenia” in 1908. In fact, Bleuler used the term, “the schizophrenias” because of the debate that was mentioned above.
Catatonic schizophrenia is one of the different forms of schizophrenia. It is marked by extremes of behavior. You may involuntarily imitate the movements or sounds of other people and exhibit hyperactive or overexcited motion. Or, you may not be able to move, respond or speak.
Fortunately, catatonic schizophrenia is rare. This is due to greatly improved treatment of schizophrenia.
No one knows what causes catatonic schizophrenia. Growing evidence indicates that this mental illness may be caused by dysfunction of your brain. The interaction of environment and genetics may play a part in this brain dysfunction.
There are several signs and symptoms that may be an indication of catatonic schizophrenia. Some of these are:
- Peculiar movements like unusual or inappropriate postures, obsessively following a routine or repeating words
- Extreme resistance to instructions
- A complete inability to move
- Imitating movements or speech
- Moving in an excited or excessive way
- Hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that do not exist)
- Outbursts of anger
- Uncoordinated, clumsy movements
- Delusions (beliefs that are not based on reality)
- Neglecting personal hygiene
- Social isolation
- Emotions that are not appropriate for the situation
- A lack of emotions
- Having trouble functioning at work or school
- Speech that is incoherent.
You or a loved one may have been diagnosed with catatonic schizophrenia. This mental illness and/or complications resulting from it may be the reason why you are disabled and needing financial assistance.
You or your loved one may have decided to apply for financial help from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by catatonic schizophrenia and/or complications resulting from this mental illness. You or your loved one may have done this already and been denied?
If you or your loved one intends to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration, always remember this. People who have a disability lawyer like the one you can find at disabilitycasereview.com are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability attorney.