Tuesday, 10.12.2019

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Pseudoexpressive gestures

 

Definition: Involuntary gestures which resemble an emotional expression not related to a real emotional content (Leonhard 1999).

 

Exploration: The presence of pseudoexpressive gestures can be established by observing the patient.

 

Reference:

 

Leonhard K. Classification of Endogenous Psychoses and their Differentiated Etiology. Translated by Charles C. Cahn. Edited by Helmut Beckmann. Berlin/New York: Springer; 1999, pp. 127- 9 

 

November 14, 2019