Behavioural Neurology

Behavioural Neurology / 2010 / Article

Open Access

Volume 22 |Article ID 296385 | 9 pages |

Behavioural and Neurophysiologic Features of State Dissociation: A Brief Review of the Literature and Three Descriptive Case Studies

Received24 Jun 2010
Accepted24 Jun 2010


Wakefulness, rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM sleep are not always mutually exclusive conditions, as commonly assumed. In some cases, the declaration of any state may be incomplete and states can fluctuate rapidly, resulting in peculiar behavioural syndromes such as narcolepsy, REM sleep behaviour disorder and status dissociatus. We briefly introduce this topic and discuss three suggestive clinical cases.

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