Diagnosis and Management of Catatonia
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Availability
On-Demand
Expires on Oct 20, 2024
Cost
$0.00
Credit Offered
0.75 CME Credit
0.75 COP Credit

Historically associated with schizophrenia, catatonia is a clinical syndrome occurring in patients with psychiatric illnesses, as well as those with neurologic diseases and other conditions. This neuropsychiatric syndrome has become more commonly recognized clinically in recent years. This interactive module will outline the historical background, neurobiology, screening (including the Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale), and treatment associated with catatonia. 

Learning Objectives

  • Define catatonia and the most common signs in patients with catatonia
  • Use the Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale to complete a standard examination of catatonia in patients
  • Create a differential diagnosis of catatonia
  • Utilize the common management strategies for catatonia

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Residents/Fellows

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 45 minutes
Begin Date: October 20, 2021
End Date: October 20, 2024

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned. 

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Program Presenter

  • James Rustad, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine; Community Based Outpatient Clinic Supervisory Psychiatrist at White River Junction VA Medical Center/Burlington Lakeside VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Program Planners

  • Mallika Lavakumar, M.D., Psychiatrist, VA Northeast Ohio Health System and MetroHealth Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • James Rustad, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine; Community Based Outpatient Clinic Supervisory Psychiatrist at White River Junction VA Medical Center/Burlington Lakeside VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Scott Beach, M.D., Program Director, MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Harvard Medical School Title: Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Ally Brown, MS, Associate Director, Online Learning, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

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Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

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Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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