Fall Meeting Recap: Resident/Fellow Poster Award – Honorable Mention

By Stephanie Barber, MD
PGY3 Psychiatry
University of Virginia

30 – Management of Treatment-Resistant Catatonia Presenting within a First Psychotic Episode in an Adolescent Patient
Stephanie Barber, MD, MPH; Vishal Madaan, MD, MBBS; Bruce Cohen, MD

Dr. Moideen, Dr. Cunningham and Dr. Barber at the Fall Meeting

The Fall PSV meeting was engaging and felt like a return to normalcy, with in-person presentations and poster sessions, during these pandemic times. There was a great turn out, with representation from all over the state, with diverse pathology presented and good networking opportunities at all levels.

I presented a poster on treatment resistant catatonia in an adolescent patient experiencing her first psychotic break. The case itself had been both engaging and challenging for various reasons. I thought it was important to highlight some of the barriers to accessing a higher level of care for treatment resistant catatonia, particularly ECT, in child and adolescent populations due to human rights protections and limited access to multiple independent child psychiatrist evaluators. It was important in this case to provide timely access to this treatment given the prognostic implications of such severe illness presenting so early in life, and during a first psychotic break, no less.

Among our cohort from UVA, we had a great turn out with representation of other interesting pathology and thoughtful considerations for good psychiatric management. The conference was overall a great experience!

Share this content on social media!
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin



PSV 2022 Spring Meeting
Integrative Psychiatry:
Putting it Into Practice
February 25-26, 2022
The Westin Richmond

APA Find a Psychiatrist

Are you accepting new patients?

Opt into APA’s Find A Psychiatrist database. To view the functionality or opt-in,

FYI: A link for this option has been added to the PSV websiteSelect the About button and then Find a Psychiatrist from the drop down.

Letters to the editor and editorial contributions are welcome. Submissions may be sent to Andrew Mann at [email protected]. Paid advertising is accepted on a first come, first served basis. Discounted advertising rates are available to PSV members. To place your advertisement or to request a rate sheet, contact Ray Hall at PSV Headquarters via email at [email protected] or by phone at (804) 565-6313.

© Psychiatric Society of Virginia
2209 Dickens Road | Richmond, VA 23230-2005 | Phone: (804) 565-6377 | Fax: (804) 282-0090 | Email: [email protected] |