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Hello Robin,

I'm not a doctor but from your description it sounds like catatonia. My son had this same symptom of sitting down and standing up. It's sad to see this. My son has had this when he is very psychotic and unmedicated. It was a symptom before his first treatment with medication.

Here is a description I found on the web:
"Catatonic excitement consists of driven, excited, excessive, but purposeless movement. At the other extreme catatonic patients may appear stuporous with a rigidly held posture, usually remaining mute and unresponsive."

His doctor should be able to answer that question for your aunt. I would make sure the doctor knows about this in case there is another reason for it.

My son is on Clozapine, Epival & Amitriptyline. He gets blood tests every 2 weeks to ensure that the Clozapine has not effected his white blood cells. This is a very controlled procedure in Canada.

Hugs
Serene ;)
[Hello Serene020,
Thanks for replying to me. I cant seem to find anything on catatonia on the web, when i do type it in stuff about schizphrenia does come up, but i guess i have to search through the whole page to find something on it. Is it a symptom?thanks so much

QUOTE=Serene020]Hello Robin,

I'm not a doctor but from your description it sounds like catatonia. My son had this same symptom of sitting down and standing up. It's sad to see this. My son has had this when he is very psychotic and unmedicated. It was a symptom before his first treatment with medication.

Here is a description I found on the web:
"Catatonic excitement consists of driven, excited, excessive, but purposeless movement. At the other extreme catatonic patients may appear stuporous with a rigidly held posture, usually remaining mute and unresponsive."

His doctor should be able to answer that question for your aunt. I would make sure the doctor knows about this in case there is another reason for it.

My son is on Clozapine, Epival & Amitriptyline. He gets blood tests every 2 weeks to ensure that the Clozapine has not effected his white blood cells. This is a very controlled procedure in Canada.

Hugs
Serene ;)