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Nervenarzt. 1993 May;64(5):324-7.

[The early childhood form of negativistic catatonia].

[Article in German]

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Psychiatrische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universität Würzburg.


In a case report the clinical manifestation of negativistic catatonia with its modified symptomatology by first onset in early childhood is presented. The symptomatology consists of negativism, negativistic excitations with (auto)aggressivity and impulsive behaviour. Development of expressive language is lacking or is arrested. Physical development is retarded. These conditions are seldom recognized but diagnosed as organic brain syndrome or more unspecifically as "pervasive developmental disorder" (DSM III-R, ICD 10).

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