catalepsy


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catalepsy

(kăt`əlĕp'sē), pathological condition characterized by a loss of consciousness accompanied by rigidity of muscles that keeps limbs in any position in which they are placed. Attacks vary from several minutes to days and occur in a variety of clinical syndromes, most frequently in schizophrenia, epilepsy, and hysteria.

Catalepsy

 

the phenomenon of “waxy rigidity,” observed incatatonia or hypnotic sleep (hypnosis). With an increase in mus-cle tonus, there is an onset of rigidity (flexible rigidity), so thateither the entire body or the extremities remain in any positionin which they are placed.

catalepsy

[′kad·əl‚ep·sē]
(psychology)
Suspended animation with loss of voluntary motion associated with hysteria and the schizophrenic reactions in humans, and with organic nervous system disease in animals.

catalepsy

a state of prolonged rigid posture, occurring for example in schizophrenia or in hypnotic trances
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Blanchett's imitation of Dylan in the biopic, specifically her use of the body, vividly works in conjunction with Foucault's description of hysteria: "A disease that could express itself in a paralysis or in frenzied movements that could bring on catalepsy or insomnia" (1965: 146).
Nanette never would have been remembered had she not fallen ill, at eighteen, with a variety of nervous symptoms, including convulsions, lethargy, and catalepsy.
A potential consequence of extreme fright, depression, or other nervous disorder, catalepsy produces muscular rigidity, suspension of feeling, and a slowing of bodily functions, including breathing, for varying lengths of time.
2001), as well as those for ethanolic and acetic acid extracts where ear blanching, catalepsy, and strong hypothermia have been reported (Bejar and Malone 1993).
Space is allocated for discussion of contemporary diagnostic categories, including hysteria and catalepsy, and their multifaceted social and medical meanings.
The psychobiological dynamics of eating disorders have demonstrated significant hypnotic phenomena such as forms of dissociation, hallucination, time distortion and catalepsy, and therefore, pose hypnosis as a good fit for particular parts of treatment.
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