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2 A cathartic should be given daily as long as the animal does not already have diarrhea.

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Herbs that drain downwards

Yifan Yang MD MSc, ... Mazin Al-Khafaji, in Chinese Herbal Medicines (Second Edition), 2010

8 What are the characteristics of Gan Sui (Euphorbiae kansui radix)*,
(Knoxiae radix)* and Yuan Hua (Genkwa flos)*

These three herbs are all violent cathartic as well as diuretic herbs. They can drain water and drive out congealed fluids by causing diarrhea and promoting urination. They are used only in severe generalized edema or accumulation of fluids in the thoracic or abdominal cavities. According to early studies and experiences, these three herbs are considered incompatible with Gan Cao (Glycyrrhizae radix).

The three herbs are often used together, but each has its own characteristics. Gan Sui has the strongest cathartic effect and Yuan Hua has the weakest effect of the three herbs. However, Yuan Hua is the most poisonous herb of the three and Gan Sui is the weakest. Gan Sui particularly drives out the fluid from the meridians,

drives out the fluid from the internal organs and Yuan Hua from the joints and cavities.

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Insecticides and Molluscicides

Donna Mensching, Petra A. Volmer, in Handbook of Small Animal Practice (Fifth Edition), 2008

Treatment and Monitoring

I.

Asymptomatic animal

A.

Decontamination with activated charcoal and a cathartic is indicated for oral exposures, and repeated doses may be needed because of enterohepatic recirculation.

B.

Dermal exposures require bathing with a liquid dishwashing detergent.

II.

Symptomatic animal

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No specific antidote exists for OC intoxication, so treatment is largely supportive and symptomatic.

B.

Seizures are treated with diazepam, barbiturates, inhalant anesthetics, or propofol (see Chapter 22).

C.

Muscle tremors are treated with methocarbamol 55 to 220 mg/kg IV to effect (maximum of 330 mg/kg/day).

D.

Supplemental oxygenation or intubation may be necessary for the severely depressed animal.

E.

Other supportive measures, such as managing hyperthermia, nutritional support and IV fluids, may be indicated.

F.

CNS status, peripheral oxygenation, body temperature, electrolytes, and acid-base status are closely monitored.

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Toxicity of over-the-counter drugs

Karyn Bischoff, in Veterinary Toxicology, 2007

Hyperosmotic cathartics

Magnesium sulfate, or Epsom salt, is a common osmotic cathartic and is used in 6% isotonic solution. Other magnesium-containing cathartics include magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia), magnesium oxide, and magnesium citrate. Sodium sulfate (Glauber's salt), sodium phosphate, potassium sodium tartrate, and sodium tartrate (Rochelle salt) are used as cathartics and ingestion of large quantities of sodium chloride will produce catharsis. The sugar alcohols, mannitol and sorbitol, and synthetic disaccharides such as lactulose are also used as cathartics (Boothe, 2001b).

Osmotic cathartic use should be avoided in dehydrated animals, and water should be freely available. Other contraindications for use may include congestive heart failure, gastrointestinal stasis, and hepatic or renal impairment (Henninger and Horst, 1997; Ezri et al., 2006). Hyperosmotic cathartics draw water into the intestinal tract via osmosis (Papich, 1990; Boothe, 2001b; Ezri et al., 2006). Intestinal distension promotes motility. Effects of cathartics are usually evident 3–12 h after dosing in monogastrics and within 18 h in ruminants (Boothe, 2001b).

There is minimal slow absorption of most cathartics, but up to 20% of the magnesium in a dose of magnesium sulfate is absorbed in the small intestine (Henninger and Horst, 1997; Boothe, 2001b). Renal failure may enhance systemic magnesium accumulation, leading to hypermagnesemia (Papich, 1990; Boothe, 2001b). Administration of magnesium sulfate with dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate in horses may lead to increased magnesium absorption due to mucosal damage (Henninger and Horst, 1997). Magnesium ions promote the release of cholecystokinin which enhances peristalsis (Boothe, 2001b). Systemic effects of magnesium include inhibition of calcium ion release at neuromuscular junctions, inhibition of acetylcholine release, decreased sensitivity of motor endplates, and decreased excitability of myocyte membranes, leading to paralysis (Henninger and Horst, 1997). Clinical signs of hypermagnesia secondary to magnesium sulfate administration in the horse occurred 1–6 h post administration and included perspiration, progressive tremors, recumbence, severe tachycardia, tachypnea, pale mucous membranes, prolonged capillary refill time, flaccid paralysis of the head and neck, and loss of flexor and perineal reflexes. Horses remained alert. Similar signs are reported in humans, but bradycardia is more common than tachycardia in people. Clinical signs of hypermagnesemia in humans were associated with serum magnesium concentrations greater than 3 mg/dl. Paralysis of respiratory muscles and cardiac arrest occurred at concentrations above 18 mg/dl. Severe clinical signs in horses were associated with serum magnesium levels of 14.7 and 15.8 mg/dl (Henninger and Horst, 1997).

Absorbed phosphate from phosphate-containing cathartics may deplete intracellular potassium ions and induce hypokalemia. Clinical signs reported in humans dosed with sodium phosphate include coma, hypovolemia, hypocalcemia and tetany, acute renal failure, and death. Increased serum phosphate and sodium, and decreased potassium, magnesium, and calcium, as well as lactic acidemia were reported in people given phosphate salts (Ezri et al., 2006).

Lactulose reaches the colon largely intact and is degraded into lactic acid and acetic acid by large intestinal microflora. Gas may be generated, causing tympany. The associated decrease in pH has been used for ion trapping of ammonium to prevent hepatic encephalopathy in animals with liver failure (Boothe, 2001b).

Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances are the most common changes associated with cathartics. Management is aimed at correcting these imbalances. Calcium is used to treat hypermagnesemia. Calcium ions displace magnesium ions from cell membranes. Response to therapy is usually rapid, but repeated dosing with calcium gluconate may be needed. Diuresis with IV fluids and furosemide may be used to promote renal excretion. Henninger and Horst (1997) reported that horses treated for hypermagnesemia had serum magnesium concentrations within reference ranges the next day. Electrolyte changes in asymptomatic patients given oral sodium phosphate for pre-surgical catharsis returned to normal within 24 h (Ezri et al., 2006).

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Karyn Bischoff, in Veterinary Toxicology (Third Edition), 2018

Hyperosmotic Cathartics

Magnesium sulfate, or Epsom salt, is commonly used as an osmotic cathartic in 6% isotonic solution. Other magnesium-containing cathartics include magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia), magnesium oxide, and magnesium citrate. Sodium sulfate (Glauber’s salt), sodium phosphate, potassium sodium tartrate, and sodium tartrate (Rochelle salt) are used as cathartics, and ingestion of large quantities of sodium chloride also produces catharsis. The sugar alcohols mannitol and sorbitol, and synthetic disaccharides such as lactulose, are also used as cathartics. Polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG), once available only with prescription for whole-bowel irrigation before colonoscopy procedures and to treat body-packer patients (Farmer and Chan, 2003), is currently available over the counter (MiraLAX).

Osmotic cathartic use should be avoided in dehydrated animals, and water must be freely available. Other contraindications for use include congestive heart failure, gastrointestinal stasis, and hepatic or renal impairment (Henninger and Horst, 1997; Ezri et al., 2006). Hyperosmotic cathartics draw water into the intestinal tract via osmosis. Intestinal distension promotes motility. Effects are usually evident 3–12h after dosing in monogastrics and within 18h in ruminants.

There is minimal slow absorption of most cathartics, but up to 20% of the magnesium in a dose of magnesium sulfate is absorbed in the small intestine (Henninger and Horst, 1997; Boothe, 2001). Renal failure enhances systemic magnesium accumulation, leading eventually to hypermagnesemia. Magnesium ions promote the release of cholecystokinin, which promotes peristalsis. Systemic effects of magnesium include inhibition of calcium ion release at neuromuscular junctions, inhibition of acetylcholine release, decreased sensitivity of motor endplates, and decreased excitability of myocyte membranes, leading to paralysis. Clinical signs of hypermagnesemia secondary to magnesium sulfate administration in the horse occurred within 6h of magnesium sulfate administration and included perspiration, progressive tremors, recumbence, severe tachycardia, tachypnea, pale mucous membranes, prolonged capillary refill times, flaccid paralysis of the head and neck, and loss of flexor and perineal reflexes, but horses remained alert.

Absorbed phosphate from phosphate-containing cathartics can deplete intracellular potassium ions and induce hypokalemia. Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances are the most common changes associated with cathartics (Papich, 1990). Management is aimed at correcting these imbalances. Calcium is used to treat hypermagnesemia. Calcium ions displace magnesium ions from cell membranes. Response to therapy is rapid, but repeated dosing with calcium gluconate is sometimes needed. Diuresis with IV fluids and furosemide promote renal excretion. Henninger and Horst (1997) reported that horses treated for hypermagnesemia had serum magnesium concentrations within reference ranges the next day. Electrolyte changes in asymptomatic patients given oral sodium phosphate for presurgical catharsis returned to normal within 24h (Ezri et al., 2006).

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Magnesium☆

David B. Bylund, in Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences, 2018

Therapeutics

Magnesium has been employed clinically for hundreds of years, with its earliest use as a cathartic. Today it is used routinely in cardiology as an antiarrhythmic and, mostly in the US, in obstetrics to prevent neonatal epilepsy in preeclamptic and eclamptic patients. The adult human daily nutritional requirement, which is affected by various factors, including gender, and weight, is 300–400mg/day.

Acute Mg deficiency is rare, being more common as a drug side effect, such as following chronic use of alcohol or a diuretic, or the use of proton-pump inhibitors (William and Danziger, 2016) than from low food intake. However, it can occur in those fed intravenously for extended periods of time. Symptoms and signs of hypomagnesemia usually occur when serum total Mg levels fall below 0.5mmol/L. Only minor electrophysiological changes occur with increases or decreases in Mg levels if extracellular K+ concentration are not significantly modified. However, in the presence of hypokalemia, which is common with hypomagnesemia, cardiac arrhythmias are frequent and hypomagnesemia is known to promote digitalis-induced arrhythmias. Neural manifestations of Mg deficiency include neuromuscular irritability and weakness, manifesting as tremors, fasciculations, and tetany. Some of these features may be due to concomitant hypocalcemia. Neurological manifestations of severe hypomagnesemia include convulsions, athetoid movements, nystagmus, apathy, delirium and coma.

Hypermagnesemia is less common than hypomagnesemia, with serum Mg levels being above 1mmol/L in 3%–5% of hospitalized patients. Most of the patients with hypermagnesemia have impaired renal function. Clinical manifestations of hypermagnesemia include drowsiness, coma, depression of deep tendon reflexes and severe muscle weakness, as well as hypotension, conduction disorders and bradycardia.

Derangements of Mg homeostasis have been implicated in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, essential hypertension, anxiety disorders, migraine and osteoporosis (Touyz, 2004). A recent meta-analysis suggested that circulating Mg levels are inversely associated with incidence of coronary heart diseases, hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus (Wu et al., 2017). Magnesium sulfate infusion for may have a beneficial role in the treatment acute asthma (Irazuzta and Chiriboga, 2017), and it appears that perioperative magnesium sulfate acts as a coadjuvant drug capable of reducing anesthetic requirements during surgery (Rodríguez-Rubio et al., 2017).

Disorders of magnesium homeostasis are very common in dialysis patients and it is recommend that the dialysate magnesium concentration adjusted to maintain plasma magnesium concentration within the normal range (Alhosaini and Leehey, 2015).

A clinically relevant excess of Mg is rare, and most often associate with renal insufficiency (Bateman, 2017).

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“Recreational” Drugs

Petra A. Volmer DVM, MS, DABVT, DABT, in Small Animal Toxicology (Third Edition), 2013

Treatment and Prognosis

For recent ingestions with no clinical signs, vomiting should be induced and activated charcoal administered with a cathartic. The animal should be monitored for signs of CNS depression. Respiratory depression with resultant hypoxia is the most common cause of death in cases of opioid overdose. Establishment of a patent airway, assisted ventilation, and oxygen may be required. In animals exhibiting CNS or respiratory depression, naloxone at a dose of 0.01 to 0.04 mg/kg IV, IM, or SC is indicated.73 Naloxone may have to be repeated because of its short half-life in relation to that of the opioids. It will reverse respiratory depression but may not restore full consciousness.70 Naloxone has a high affinity for the µ receptor, but less for the other receptors. Larger doses are required to reverse the effects of pentazocine, propoxyphene, and buprenorphine, which also bind to κ and σ receptors.74,75 Gastric lavage, activated charcoal, and a cathartic may be effective even several hours after exposure because pylorospasm is produced by the opioid, causing much of the drug to remain in the stomach.76

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Mycotoxins

Patricia A. Talcott MS, DVM, PhD, DABVT, in Small Animal Toxicology (Third Edition), 2013

Treatment

In asymptomatic animals, decontamination procedures should include induction of emesis followed by oral administration of activated charcoal and an osmotic cathartic. Symptomatic patients should be sedated or anesthetized and gastric lavage performed to remove the ingested material. This procedure should be followed by instillation of activated charcoal and a cathartic. Diazepam can be used to control agitation, muscle tremors, or seizure activity. Methocarbamol (either intramuscularly or intravenously) or barbiturates have been used successfully to control tremors and seizures when the patient does not respond to diazepam. A venous port should be established to provide intravenous fluids for the first 24 hours.

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Jimmy C. Lattimer, ... William G. BrewerJr., in Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice, 2010

1.

Prepare the patient with an 18- to 24-hour fast.

2.

Administer an oral osmotic cathartic, 20 mg/kg twice, 1 to 2 hours apart on the evening before endoscopy. Administer metoclopramide, 0.2 mg/kg IV 30 minutes after the first dose of oral cathartic.

3.

A warm-water enema may be administered on the morning of the procedure.

4.

Place the patient in left lateral recumbency. While insufflating, insert the endoscope into the rectum and advance it up the descending colon to the transverse colon. If masses are identified within the rectum, the entire lower GI tract that is accessible via endoscope should still be evaluated to rule out the possibility of multifocal or diffuse disease.

5.

Once at the level of the transverse colon, flex the endoscope up at 90 degrees and advance into the transverse colon.

6.

Flex the endoscope caudally to advance it into the ascending colon to the level of the cecum and ileum. Frequently, the endoscope can be advanced into the cecum and sometimes the ileum. The normal colonic mucosa is a glistening pale pink and somewhat rough in texture (see Figure 9-8). Multiple biopsies should be obtained from each section of the colon, even if the mucosa is grossly normal.

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Pharmaceuticals

Konnie H. Plumlee DVM, MS, Dipl ABVT, ACVIM, in Clinical Veterinary Toxicology, 2004

Treatment.

Decontamination is important in early exposures. Emesis should be induced in asymptomatic animals when the exposure is less than 30 minutes. Activated charcoal and a cathartic are effective in preventing absorption of the drug.

Tremors, seizures, hyperactivity, and agitation should be controlled by acepromazine (0.05 to 1 mg/kg intravenously, intramuscularly, or subcutaneously), chlorpromazine (0.5 to 1 mg/kg intravenously or intramuscularly), or a barbiturate such as phenobarbital (3 mg/kg intravenously to effect).5 When acepromazine or chlorpromazine is used, the low end of the dosage range is started and increased as necessary. Benzodiazepines, such as diazepam, are not recommended because the dissociative effects of benzodiazepines may be exaggerated in sympathomimetic overdose. A dog may become more agitated after administration of diazepam.1,3

Cardiac function and blood pressure should be monitored. Propranolol (0.02 to 0.06 mg/kg slowly intravenously)3 can control tachycardia and often stabilizes hypokalemia. Intravenous fluids should be administered and the animal monitored. Pulmonary edema is possible if pulmonary hypertension occurs, but this is rare. Baseline CBC and chemistry values should be obtained. Clinical signs may last for 24 to 72 hours.1,3

In humans, urinary acidification enhances pseudoephedrine elimination. Whether urinary acidification benefits dogs is unknown. Acidification can be accomplished with ammonium chloride (50 mg/kg orally four times per day) or ascorbic acid (20 to 30 mg/kg intramuscularly or intravenously every 8 hours).5 When acidifying urine, the animal's acid-base status must be monitored.

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How do you use catharsis in a sentence? ›

Catharsis sentence example
  1. Music is a means of catharsis for her. ...
  2. Crying is a great catharsis for releasing pain and anger. ...
  3. Emotional catharsis is an important factor in a person's well-being. ...
  4. Laughter can be a catharsis for expressing joy and amusement.

How is catharsis achieved among the readers audience in a drama? ›

Catharsis is the use of strong feelings in literature to engage the reader in a type of emotional purification. Often, tragedies like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Oedipus the King are high-stakes and emotionally powerful enough to leave the audience feeling purged of those emotions by the end of the play.

What is catharsis explain in detail? ›

catharsis, the purification or purgation of the emotions (especially pity and fear) primarily through art. In criticism, catharsis is a metaphor used by Aristotle in the Poetics to describe the effects of true tragedy on the spectator.

How effective is catharsis at helping to prevent future aggressive actions? ›

Previous studies have found that "general catharsis", such as hitting sandbags, does not reduce but increases an individual's anger feeling and aggressive behavior.

Is catharsis a positive word? ›

It gives us a sense of control over how we feel, and sometimes it feels as if a burden has been lifted. This creates the positive experience that everyone associates the word catharsis with and stays true to its traditional meaning - cleansing, purging, or purification.

What is the synonym of catharsis? ›

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for cathartic. cleansing, purificatory, purifying.

Why is catharsis so important? ›

Catharsis can play a role in helping people deal with difficult or painful emotions. This emotional release can also be an important therapeutic tool for coping with fear, depression, and anxiety.

What is an example of cathartic? ›

For example, somebody who gives away a box of things that once belonged to an ex-boyfriend might describe the experience as cathartic because it gives them a feeling of release from emotions of pain or resentment—but that would depend on their having formed a strong bond of attachment to the objects in the box, just as ...

When do you achieve catharsis? ›

In psychoanalytic theory, the word catharsis has been used to refer specifically to the discharge of previously repressed affects or emotions connected to traumatic events that occur when these events are brought back into someone's consciousness and re-experienced. A related concept is abreaction (Powell, 1995).

How do you get a cathartic experience? ›

A cathartic act should be something BIG and impactful, not timid or contained.
...
  1. Move your body. ...
  2. Progressive muscle relaxation. ...
  3. Make some noise. ...
  4. Purge your words. ...
  5. Act out on inanimate objects. ...
  6. Breathe fire. ...
  7. Get cathartic the old-fashioned way.
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Which of the following is an example of writing for catharsis? ›

Romeo and Juliet is a great example of a tragedy, and its popularity might be explained by the idea of catharsis. In the end, the young lovers end up dead because they made the mistake of following their childish passions instead of being rational and patient.

Why is it important to release emotions? ›

Just by doing that, we loosen the emotion's grip over our well-being. Expressing our emotions brings about a lot more benefits, too. When we fail to express our emotions, our brain can often go into the fight-or-flight state. This is a physical reaction to stress that sets off a chain of events throughout our bodies.

What is cathartic effect? ›

The catharsis effect mechanism is decoded through that, that in their daily life people are confronted with frustrating situations which can lead to acts of violence. The catharsis offers liberation from these frustrations through imaginary participation in acts of violence and aggression present on television.

Is catharsis always good? ›

Catharsis in psychology refers to any act of expressing emotions in order to feel relieved and maintain psychological health. However, today's science believes it is not at all good for psychological health.

Why is fighting cathartic? ›

Catharsis is seen as a way of relieving the pressure that the anger creates inside the psyche. The core idea is that it is better to let the anger out here and there in little bits as opposed to keeping it inside as it builds up to the point at which a more dangerous explosion results.

What is a cathartic experience? ›

/kəˈθɑː.tɪk/ involving the release of strong emotions through a particular activity or experience: a cathartic experience.

What triggers catharsis? ›

A string of unfortunate events or a traumatic experience can cause a feeling of turmoil that builds and builds. Eventually, you may reach a point where you feel like there's so much emotion bottled up inside that you become overwhelmed and feel you're about to explode.

What is the verb of catharsis? ›

catharize. To clean or purify thoroughly.

How do you spell cathartic and what does it mean? ›

Adjective. Catharsis and cathartic both trace to the Greek word kathairein, meaning “to cleanse, purge.” Catharsis entered English as a medical term having to do with purging the body—and especially the bowels—of unwanted material.

What are healing words? ›

  • curative,
  • medicinal,
  • officinal,
  • remedial,
  • restorative,
  • therapeutic.

What are the elements of catharsis? ›

Most scholars consider all of the commonly held interpretations of catharsis, purgation, purification, and clarification to represent a homeopathic process in which pity and fear accomplish the catharsis of emotions like themselves.

How does catharsis affect the audience? ›

In psychology, catharsis means a release of often-repressed emotions that leaves you feeling calmer. In drama, catharsis refers to the impact art forms like tragedy and comedy make on the audience. In general use, catharsis can also mean an emotional moment that brings clarity.

What are the positive and negative effects of catharsis? ›

Catharsis is an emotional release intended to relieve aggressive urges. Venting, or releasing one's emotion, may be useful in temporarily decreasing anger; however, research about the lasting effects of catharsis finds that it doesn't necessarily lead to adaptive or healthy ways of dealing with anger.

What are two cathartic examples? ›

Catharsis Examples
  • In Oedipus Rex, a Greek tragedy, Oedipus unknowingly marries his mother. ...
  • At the end of Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers have sought release from their "crossed" love by killing themselves. ...
  • In Julius Caesar, Brutus experiences catharsis, also, through suicide.

Is crying cathartic? ›

Abstract. The idea that crying is a cathartic experience, leading to relief from distress, has deep roots.

How do you deal with catharsis? ›

Healthy Emotional Catharsis Techniques
  1. Physical Exercise. Sometimes all you need to do to feel emotionally better is to physically release the tension that's built up in your mind and body. ...
  2. Progressive Muscle Relaxation. ...
  3. Making Noise. ...
  4. Expressive Writing. ...
  5. Psychodrama. ...
  6. Practicing Yoga. ...
  7. Talking It Out.
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What emotions traditionally trigger a feeling of catharsis in the audience? ›

Catharsis is the process of releasing pent-up emotions, like fear, anger or sadness. The term derives from the Greek word katharsis, which means “cleansing.” Catharsis can occur through writing, physical activity, or performing any other type of artistic expression.

Why is it important to express yourself? ›

The need for self-expression is an important part of our lives. When we don't express ourselves, we repress important parts of who we are and cause ourselves considerable struggle and lasting mental and emotional pain. Our frustration turns to rage. Our isolation turns to depression.

What do you say when someone expresses their feelings? ›

Let them know you'd probably feel that way in that situation too.
  1. "You're right, that is complicated. I'm surprised you're as calm as you are!"
  2. "I'd be so sad if I lost my dog. I'm so sorry that happened to you."
  3. "It would hurt my feelings if my boss said that to me, too."

What are three examples of positive ways to express emotions? ›

3 Ways to Express Emotions Positively
  • Journaling. Journaling is the act of writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center. ...
  • Practice gratitude. ...
  • Talk to someone.
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Is walking cathartic? ›

In this sense, walking itself becomes a place, and for those in the know, it's deeply cathartic. Walking has been my passion from childhood to my adult years. Sometimes I walk for exercise, sometimes to get someplace, but the most cathartic walks have been the walks for the sake of walking.

Is cathartic violent? ›

Viewing violence is definitely not cathartic—it increases rather than decreases anger and subsequent aggression.

What is catharsis hypothesis? ›

1 The suggestion that sport and play afford opportunities to discharge natural impulses, such as aggression. 2 The suggestion that pent-up emotions, anger, and frustrations can be purged by expressing one's feeling's through aggression.

What is the catharsis in Romeo and Juliet? ›

In Romeo and Juliet, the two star-crossed lovers eventually commit suicide. The audience, often in tears by this point, experiences a feeling of catharsis. As the play closes, the two families in the story make peace with one another, offering a feeling of closure.

How do you use ennui in a sentence? ›

A brief surge of pure joy was quickly supplanted by his more usual ennui. Her usual carefully-studied air of ennui had for a moment slipped. ` Tony Hill,' he said, covering his ennui with a coating of brightness.

How do you use the word Cognizant in a sentence? ›

Examples of 'cognizant' in a sentence cognizant
  1. And judging by the repeated glances the woman gave the sky, she too was cognizant of the failing light. ...
  2. Then I wondered if the Prince were cognizant at all of what I had done to him. ...
  3. Everyone very tolerant, very cognizant of everybody's privacy.

What is cathartic example? ›

Some examples of how catharsis might take place include: Talking with a friend: A discussion with a friend about a problem you are facing might spark a moment of insight in which you are able to see how an event from earlier in your life might be contributing to your current patterns of behavior.

What is a cathartic experience? ›

/kəˈθɑː.tɪk/ involving the release of strong emotions through a particular activity or experience: a cathartic experience.

What is cathartic effect? ›

The catharsis effect mechanism is decoded through that, that in their daily life people are confronted with frustrating situations which can lead to acts of violence. The catharsis offers liberation from these frustrations through imaginary participation in acts of violence and aggression present on television.

What are two cathartic examples? ›

Catharsis Examples
  • In Oedipus Rex, a Greek tragedy, Oedipus unknowingly marries his mother. ...
  • At the end of Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers have sought release from their "crossed" love by killing themselves. ...
  • In Julius Caesar, Brutus experiences catharsis, also, through suicide.

What is the importance of catharsis? ›

Catharsis has come to mean to cleanse or purge one's soul through self-realisation. Aristole was the first person to mention catharsis; he spoke about it in his seminal work on Greek theatre, Poetics. The concept of catharsis was introduced by the Greeks and is, in fact, the most important element of Greek tragedy.

Is crying a form of catharsis? ›

Abstract. The idea that crying is a cathartic experience, leading to relief from distress, has deep roots.

What is ennui another word for? ›

In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ennui, like: listlessness, languor, boredom, weariness, apathy, blues, dreariness, dissatisfaction, melancholy, torpor and lassitude.

What is the true meaning of ennui? ›

Definition of ennui

: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction : boredom.

Is ennui an emotion? ›

Put simply, ennui is a French word that describes feelings associated with boredom.

What is the synonym of Cognizant? ›

Some common synonyms of cognizant are alive, awake, aware, conscious, and sensible. While all these words mean "having knowledge of something," cognizant implies having special or certain knowledge as from firsthand sources.

What is the best antonym for Cognizant? ›

antonyms for cognizant
  • ignorant.
  • indifferent.
  • senseless.
  • thoughtless.
  • unaware.
  • uninformed.
  • unmindful.
  • unfamiliar.

What is the antonym of Cognizant? ›

Antonyms. unconscious incognizance insensible unwitting unaware asleep aware.

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