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A Psychiatric Patient With Catatonia and Pulmonary Thromboemboli
Mostafa Hamdieh, M.D.; Nilufar Safaie; Maryam Abbasinejad
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2014;26:E19-E20. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.13010004
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Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Correspondence: Dr. Hamdieh; e-mail: mostafa_hamdieh@yahoo.com

Copyright © 2014 by the American Psychiatric Association

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To the Editor: Our patient, a 34-year-old woman with a previous diagnosis of bipolar mood disorder from childhood and a previous episode of treated catatonia, was brought to the emergency ward because of refusing to eat and talk for the last week. The patient had first become depressed and restless, stopped her psychiatric medication, and then stopped eating. She had gradually become ill and weak and lay down in her bed, awake, not paying any attention to her surroundings.

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