Home » Library » Astasia-abasia


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.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Astasia-abasia. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from