Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nonviolent elaborate behaviors in REM sleep behavior disorder

Neurology 2009; 72:551-557
Authors hypothesized that nonviolent behaviors may be underestimated. Behaviors are nonstereotyped and complex. They include talking, laughing, shouting, swearing, yelling, crying, gesturing, grabbing, arm flailing, slapping punching, kicking, jerking, strangulating, thrashing, sitting up, leaping from bed, crawling and running.

Unpleasant, action filled aspects include being pursued or attacked, authors add chewing, feeding drinking, urinating defecating or performing a sexual act (masturbating), coitus like thrusting, thumbs up, flying and others. Authors suggest a release of learned, engraved programs.

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