Catatonic schizophrenia or depressive stupor have been suggested as a likely diagnosis.
Tommy eventually emerges from his catatonic state when his mother smashes a mirror.
Trying to awaken a cat out of a catatonic stupor is virtually useless.
Catatonic schizophrenia is known primarily for its catatonic state, in which persons retain fixed and sometimes bizarre positions for extended periods of time without moving or speaking.
In 1877, Lurancy began experiencing similar fits and catatonic states.