Tuesday, 10.12.2019

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Echomimia

 

Definition: Involuntary imitation limited to facial gestures previously observed (Pommepuy and  Januel 2002).

 

Exploration: The presence of echomimia can be established by observing the patient while the examiner makes exaggerated facial gestures.

 

Reference:

 

Pommepuy N, Januel D. Catatonia: resurgence of a concept. A review of the international literature. Encephale. 2002;28:481-92.

 

October 31, 2019