Catatonia, positive or negative symptom

 Catatonia, positive or negative symptom
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 08:30 AM
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Hello, I have contradictory resources that states grossly disorganised or catatonic behaviour as positive or negative symptoms. Does anyone know which way it is categorised? Many thanks Anna

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 09:37 AM
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In the DSM 5 they make up criteria number 4. (Grossly disorganised or catatonic symptoms) and are separate from criteria 5. (negative symptoms). The NIMH classes disorganised behaviour and catatonia as positive symptoms also. Where have they been referred to as negative symptoms?

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 09:28 AM
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Thank you