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|Journal Name||ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry (MyCite Report)|
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PSYCHOLOGICAL PILLOW: A RARE SIGN IN CATATONIAAuthor(s): Somsubhra Chattopadhyay*, Indranil Saha**, Amitava Dan*** & Kaberi Bhattacharyya****
Objective: Child age group and delay in starting treatment adversely affects response to treatment in catatonia. Symptoms of catatonia include echo phenomenon, mutism, mannerism, stereotypies, posturing, staring, grimacing, negativism, verbigeration, waxy flexibility, mitgehen, gigenhalten, automatic obedience etc. The common signs are mutism, posturing, negativism, staring, echo phenomenon, rigidity.
Method: We report a case of childhood onset catatonia with signs of psychological pillow, both of which are rare conditions.
Results: Our case was a female child. In this age group full blown catatonia is considered a rare presentation.
Conclusion: Psychological pillow is a rare catatonic symptom.