Catalepsy

Catalepsy (from Ancient Greek katálēpsis, κατάληψις, “seizing, grasping”) is a nervous condition characterized by muscular rigidity and fixity of posture regardless of external stimuli, as well as decreased sensitivity to pain.

 

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Wiki Number: W035
Diagnosis: Catalepsy
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Symptoms: muscular rigidy and increased pain; slowing of bodily functions, such as breathing
Progression: Shakespeare used it in “Romeo and Juliet.” Other authors have described people thought to be dead instead.
Causes: varies: cocaine withdrawal, reaction to drugs to treat schizophrenia
Medications: None described.
Therapies: None described.

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