An unstable, staggering manner of standing and walking. Patients do not generally injure themselves from this condition, as they only appear to fall when a person or soft object is within range to catch them.
Example: The patient reels about the room in a dramatic manner. He seems constantly on the verge of falling, but always saves himself.
Grinnell, R. (2008). Astasia-abasia. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 5, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/2008/astasia-abasia/