Human tonic immobility: measurement and correlates.

  title={Human tonic immobility: measurement and correlates.},
  author={Murray P. Abrams and R Nicholas Carleton and Steven Taylor and Gordon J. G. Asmundson},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  volume={26 6},
BACKGROUND Tonic immobility (TI) is a temporary state of motor inhibition believed to be a response to situations involving extreme fear. Limited attention has been directed to studying TI in humans; however, the phenomenon has been well documented in the animal literature. In humans, TI is believed to occur during sexual assault, and there have been reports of fear-induced freezing in the contexts of air, naval, and other disasters. METHODS This study had three main purposes: (1) to assess… CONTINUE READING
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