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Catatonic Excitement

Purposeless motor activity and agitation.

Example: The patient runs aimlessly through the lunchroom due to an episode of catatonic excitement, knocking over objects without apparent regard, and ignoring all outside attempts to stop or redirect her.

Catatonic Excitement
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Catatonic Excitement. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from