Stephan Heckers, MD
William P. and Henry B. Test Professor Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. Nashville, TN.
Dr. Heckers has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Patients experiencing catatonia often improve quickly with benzodiazepines, but how can we help patients who fail to respond? Dr. Heckers summarizes the management of catatonia, including refractory cases, and tells us of other illnesses to consider in our differential diagnoses.