Catatonic schizophrenia one of the many types of schizophrenia. Other schizophrenia types include:
- Paranoid schizophrenia
- Disorganized schizophrenia
- Residual schizophrenia
- Undifferentiated schizophrenia.
The different types of schizophrenia are based on the symptoms a person is experiencing. Since the symptoms of schizophrenia can change, it is possible to have more than one type of schizophrenia during a lifetime.
People with catatonic schizophrenia can be clumsy and uncoordinated. They may also show involuntary movements, grimacing, or unusual mannerisms. They may repeat certain motions over and over or, in extreme cases, may become catatonic. Catatonia is a state of immobility and unresponsiveness that was more common when treatment for schizophrenia was not available. Fortunately, catatonia is now rare.
(Click Types of Schizophrenia for more information about catatonic schizophrenia and other types of schizophrenia.)