Thursday, 12 May 2022

Waxy flexibility

 Waxy flexibility

Waxy flexibility, also known as cerea flexibilitas, meaning is characterized by an individual's movements having the feeling of a plastic resistance, as if the person were made of wax. This occurs in catatonic schizophrenia, and a person suffering from this condition can have their limbs placed in fixed positions as if the person were in fact made from wax.

Slight even resistance to positioning by examiner.

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