Diazepam for catatonia

Journal Article

Intravenous diazepam rapidly relieved catatonic immobility in two schizophrenic patients, and oral diazepam maintained this therapeutic effect. Diazepam may be an immediately available and effective treatment for some patients with life-threatening catatonic disorders.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McEvoy, JP; Lohr, JB

Published Date

  • 1984

Published In

  • American Journal of Psychiatry

Volume / Issue

  • 141 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 284 - 285