Diazepam for catatonia

J. P. McEvoy, J. B. Lohr

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Intravenous diazepam rapidly relieved catatonic immobility in two schizophrenic patients, and oral diazepam maintained this therapeutic effect. Diazepam may be an immediately available and effective treatment for some patients with life-threatening catatonic disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-285
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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