Industrial Psychiatry Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 165--167

Benzodiazepine withdrawal catatonia: Two cases from a tertiary care center in Eastern India


Uttam Majumder, Avik K Layek 
 Department of Psychiatry, North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Avik K Layek
Department of Psychiatry, North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling - 734 012, West Bengal
India

Catatonia is a diagnostic entity of a neuropsychiatric cluster of symptoms that can occur in a number of different psychiatric, neurologic, and metabolic disorders. Benzodiazepines remain the mainstay of the treatment of catatonia through their possible effect on the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor modulation in the central nervous system (CNS). Rarely, patients have been seen to manifest catatonic symptoms when they face sudden withdrawal from long-term benzodiazepine treatment. Here, we have presented two such cases of different clinical profiles where following benzodiazepine withdrawal, sudden catatonic symptoms emerged that responded quickly on re-administration of benzodiazepines.


How to cite this article:
Majumder U, Layek AK. Benzodiazepine withdrawal catatonia: Two cases from a tertiary care center in Eastern India.Ind Psychiatry J 2022;31:165-167


How to cite this URL:
Majumder U, Layek AK. Benzodiazepine withdrawal catatonia: Two cases from a tertiary care center in Eastern India. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 18 ];31:165-167
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