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Patients with catatonia present a unique set of challenges. How good are you at facing them?

  1. Anticholinergics and Parkinsonism
  2. Catatonia
  3. Catatonia in bipolar disorder
  4. Catatonia induced by first-generation of antipsychotics
  5. Lorazepam challenge test in catatonia
  6. Mutism, negativism, and waxy flexibility
  7. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
  8. Non-psychiatric conditions that can present with catatonia
  9. Second Generation Antipsychotics and Catatonia
  10. Treatment of Catatonia in bipolar disorder
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