Remember the opening to the Lion King? When he holds up the baby Simba and sings.. "CATATONIAAAAAA". It's there, go listen again.
That's what catatonia is. So much excitement that you are struck dumb.
Remember, catatonia is an EXCITATORY brain state. The pt may be mute, but brain activity is in hyperdrive.
First line tx of catatonia is benzodiazepines
What's the deal with giving a sleeper during the day? WTF?
USE A SCALE
* Kidney beans, of course.