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Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Athanassio’s sign

 

Definition: A fold, like the Greek Letter omega, in the forehead above the root of the nose produced by an excessive action of the corrugator muscle (Hamilton, 1985).

 

Exploration: The presence of Athanassio’s sign can be established by looking at the patient’s face.

 

Reference:

 

Hamilton M. Fish´s clinical psychopathology. 2nd Ed. Bristol: Wright; 1985,  p. 93.

 

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

February 9, 2017