Bipolar illness, catatonia, and the dexamethasone suppression test in adolescence: case report

D C Hall, R K Ries
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 1983, 44 (6): 222-4
A 14-year-old girl developed a brief paranoid psychosis followed by DST-positive catatonia. Four months after full recovery, she experienced a manic episode. The application of the DST as both a diagnostic and treatment monitoring tool is discussed and a strategy is outlined for treating adolescents presenting with catatonia.

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