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Clinical Grand Rounds April 26, 2013, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm WPIC Auditorium

Clinical Grand Rounds

  Adult Mood and Anxiety Service

  Hidden in Plain Sight:  Catatonia


  Neil Puri, MD
  Priya Gopalan, MD
  Timothey Denko, MD

While catatonia was classically thought to be associated with psychosis, classified in the DSM as a subtype of schizophrenia, research and clinical experience has shown that mood disorders are the number one cause of this syndrome, followed by medical conditions and primary psychotic disorders.  Astute clinicians should, therefore, consider catatonia on their differential diagnosis when patient's present with unusual behavioral or motoric findings.   In this clinical grand rounds, the presenters will outline the history of our understanding of catatonia as a syndrome and provide an overview of its prevalence in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and medical settings.  We will use a case-based format to discuss etiology, physical examination, and ways to synthesize the symptomatology in a way that is practical and clinically applicable.  

Sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, the WPIC Office of Clinical Affairs and the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry
 
Continuing Education Credit: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours. In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.
Faculty Disclosure:  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials available at the time of the conference. 
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