Organic Catatonic Disorder

Organic Catatonic Disorder

When talking about organic catatonic disorder, there are a couple different extremes exhibited by people who suffer from it. On one end of the spectrum, there are those who remain motionless for extended periods of time. On the other end of the scale are those who suffer from continual, purposeless movement that can't be controlled. Both of these types of catatonic disorder are similar as they deal with motor functions of the body, but treatment for them may be slightly different.

Understanding a little more about the types of catatonic disorder and the various symptoms can help a person decide which treatment is best. Here at, we offer online therapy that can assist a person in learning more about organic catatonic disorder and what might be done about it.

Symptoms and Types of Catatonic Disorder

In general, there are two major types of catatonic disorders that commonly affect people.

Stupor - This type of catatonic disorder results in an apathetic state of motionlessness that lasts for extended periods of time.
Catatonic Excitement - This type of catatonic disorder causes a constant state of uncontrolled and purposeless movement.

Both of these are terrible things to deal with, which is why online counseling and therapy are recommended.

Catatonia Rating Scale

This scale was introduced to help doctors diagnose the varying levels of catatonic disorder in patients. A series of physical tests measure the body's reaction to stimuli, either chemically (rare these days) or through ECT - electroconvulsive therapy. These tests enable doctors to learn about the degree to which the disorder affects a person so that appropriate treatment can be given.


Causes of Catatonic Disorder

As with other organic mental disorders, the causes of catatonic disorders vary from person to person, but they all stem from a chemical or hormonal imbalance in the brain. Because of this, the treatments are going to vary slightly. However, when therapy is added to the mix, results can be better.

Alternative treatments like online therapy have been able to help some people who suffer from catatonic disorder. Even though there still isn’t much known about catatonic disorder,

Treating Catatonic Disorder

Physical therapy may be part of the overall healing process when it comes to treating catatonic disorders in patients, but psychotherapy can also be extremely beneficial. For some, online therapy provides emotional support while other are helped by the practical information learned. . Even in extreme cases of catatonic disorder, the right type of therapy may help make progress to a more normal life easier.  Here at, we offer online therapy from trained specialists who can help with various aspects related to catatonic disorders.

Definition of Organic Catatonic Disorder

Organic catatonic disorder affects the motor skills in the human body. The causes are psychological or physiological in nature, but in either case the disorder will benefit from appropriate therapy.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Organic Catatonic Disorder

  • Immobility or keeping the same position for extended periods of time
  • Extreme, agitated movements

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