16th June 2024

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“Awakenings” is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen, it is very touching. I have to admit that the movie affected me. Doctor Sayer is inspiring, he worked hard to help people in catatonia, even though at first the others other doctors were treating him frivolously. He had an idea to give treat the sick his catatonic patients with L-Dopa – a medication, wchich was originally for Parkinson’s disease. The medication helped them for some time, but it was still a miracle.

Rilke’s poem “The Panther” make an gives the impression that it is about a person in catatonia. It mentiones symptoms of catatonia, for example “His gaze from staring through the bars” or “around a center, where a great will stands paralyzed”.

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