DAUERSCHLAF

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noun. A kind of therapy wherein extended sleep in elicited via drugs. It has been employed in the remediation of status epilepticus, minor psychotic episodes, and substance dependency. It is no longer used much as its level of effectiveness and usage have come under fire over the years.

DAUERSCHLAF: "Dauerschlaf therapy is often sought out by addicts who prefer not to experience the painful side effects during withdrawal."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DAUERSCHLAF," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dauerschlaf/ (accessed October 3, 2022).

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