- a state of severe lethargy with refusal to eat, stubborn silence and narrowed consciousness. In contrast to the usual reactive stupor, when patients are in a state of dramatic lethargy, sluggishness, stupor, with hysterical stupor there is a strong muscle tension and resistance of the patient to any attempt to change his posture. Facial expressions reflect despair, anger, grief. Any reminder of a stressful situation causes vegetative reactions in the form of reddening of the skin of the face, an increase in pulse rate, breathing. Exit from the stuporous state may occur immediately after a favorable resolution of the situation or occurs gradually with the appearance of other hysterical symptoms (paralysis, trembling in the body, gait disturbance).
Reactive depression and reactive paranoid (delusional psychosis) include prolonged reactive psychosis.