A Diagnostic Dilemma: Catatonia, Serotonin Syndrome and Parkinsonism

Mohd Miharbei MF, Ahmad Zafri AB, Suhaila MZ


Catatonia may concomitantly occur with other psychiatric diagnoses such as Major Depressive Disorder, however problem in diagnosis may arise due to the overlapping features with other problems such as serotonin syndromes, neuroleptic malignant syndromes and Parkinsonism. Despite the diagnostic dilemma and lack of diagnostic tools, the clinical correlation between the carbon monoxide poisoning and the late-onset development of the Parkinsonian features is the highlight of this report.

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Catatonia; Parkinsonism; Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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