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flash·back

(flash'bak),
1. An involuntary recurrence of some aspect of a hallucinatory experience or perceptual distortion occurring some time after ingestion of the hallucinogen that produced the original effect and without subsequent ingestion of the substance.
2. In posttraumatic stress disorder (q.v.), the sensations resulting from strong emotional sequences acting as triggers.

flashback

(flăsh′băk′)
n.
a. Psychiatry A recurring, intensely vivid mental image of a past traumatic experience: soldiers who had flashbacks of the war.
b. An unexpected recurrence of the effects of a hallucinogenic drug long after its original use.
c. A vivid memory that arises spontaneously or is provoked by an experience.
d. An experience that has characteristics of an earlier experience.

flashback

a phenomenon experienced by persons who have taken a hallucinogenic drug or had psychological trauma and unexpectedly reexperience its effects. This is also suffered by patients with posttraumatic stress disorder.
Psychiatry A non-drug-related recurrent recollection of a traumatic event, frightening experience or image, as may affect ex-soldiers, e.g., Vietnam veterans; the recurrence of a past memory, feeling, or perception
Substance abuse An involuntary recurrence of some aspect of a hallucinatory experience or perceptual distortion often with negative overtones and accompanied by fear and anxiety; flashbacks are an adverse effect classically associated with psychedelic drugs—e.g., LSD and PCP—which occur days to weeks after the last dose; flashbacks are common in heavy users and disappear with time

flashback

Psychology A non-drug-related repetition of frightening experiences or images, which may affect ex-soldiers, as is well-described in veterans of the Vietnam conflict Substance abuse Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder an involuntary recurrence of some aspect of a hallucinatory experience or perceptual distortion often with negative overtones and accompanied by fear and anxiety; flashbacks are an adverse effect classically associated with psychedelic drugs–eg, LSD and PCP, which occur days to wks after the last dose; flashbacks are common in heavy users and disappear with time. See LSD, PCP.
Flashback-hallucinogen persisting perception disorder
A The re-experiencing, after discontinuating use of a hallucinogen, of 1+ perceptual symptoms experienced while intoxicated with the hallucinogen, eg geometric hallucinations, flashes of colors, macropsia, micropsia, etc
B Symptoms in A cause significant distress or impairment of social, occupational, or other important function
C Symptoms are not due to a general medical condition, or otherwise accounted for by another mental disorder
*DSM-IV American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC 1994

flash·back

(flash'bak)
An involuntary recurrence of some aspect of a hallucinatory experience or perceptual distortion occurring some time after ingestion of the hallucinogen that produced the original effect and without subsequent ingestion of the substance.

Flashback

The re-emergence of a traumatic memory as a vivid recollection of sounds, images, and sensations associated with the trauma. The person having the flashback typically feels as if they are reliving the event. Flashbacks were first described by doctors treating combat veterans of World War I (1914–1918).
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His discussion of analepsis in the Zuozhuan (often initiated by the word ch'u "earlier") is perceptive and convincing, I had always believed that ch'u normally marked the point at which an author or compiler interjected a narrative from an alternative source, but Schaberg integrates analepsis into his scheme of the anecdote-series to conclude that "[analepsis] is normally used to set the scene for another anecdote immediately after" or, when inserted after the culmination of an anecdote-series, "it corresponds to the proleptic figures of prediction and foreshadowing" (p.
Woolf wrote of her 'tunnelling method', which relies heavily on analepsis, but is motivated by memory.
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El relato se centra en la metamorfosis descendente de Constanza que, entre analepsis y prolepsis alternadas, narra los acontecimientos decisivos de su vida al tiempo que describe la evolucion de la extrana patologia que terminara por mudar su cuerpo humano (de mujer) en (a) un cuerpo vegetal.
Mediante tecnicas temporales de narracion (prolepsis y analepsis que no parecen premeditadas y que posiblemente tengan mas que ver con los vaivenes de la memoria) y un enfasis en las subjetividades de los actores principales, la Historia verdadera, ahora si, se acerca a la novela, en la descripcion de eventos como la matanza de Cholula o la Noche Triste, donde surge el "tiempo espacial" distinto del cronologico, "construido con la angustia de pelear a ciegas en un terreno enemigo" (138) y el "espacio mental" atado siempre a un "tiempo psicologico" (147).
En un principio, el texto se abre con la escritura de la infancia del narrador en primera persona y a medida que avanza la novela, el narrador intradiegetico infantil cede la palabra al adulto y divide el hilo del relato en dos partes claramente diferenciadas: una que abarca hasta el momento en que se narran las muertes de su hermana y su padre y, una segunda parte en la que el narrador ya adulto reconstruye a modo de analepsis los quince anos que separan la muerte de cada uno de estos personajes.
Antes por el contrario, tales consecuencias sirven para, en algunas ocasiones, ayudar a llenar las grietas semanticas, concretizando las indeterminaciones surgidas como resultado de haber utilizado cualquier modalidad discursiva del fenomeno narratologico de las anacronias, bien sea que estas se manifiestan como analepsis, prolepsis o a traves de diversas combinaciones coloquiales y reflexionantes de las mismas.
In the discourse, iterations can occur within the narrator's discourse, such as prolepsis and analepsis, between characters' and narrator's discourses, and between characters' discourses.
El segundo plano temporal esta formado por las analepsis en las que los personajes recuerdan su pasado.
Having worked hard to make this modest point, Abbott concludes the chapter by noting that he is sparing his readers more specialized terms, which he then proceeds to list: mimesis, diegesis, heterodiegetic and homodiegetic narrators, focalization, prolepsis, analepsis, etc.