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Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Copropraxia

 

Definition: The display of motions that signal obscene activities, like pelvic movements that simulate intercourse or gestures that simulate masturbation (Lees et al., 1984).

 

Exploration: The presence of copropraxia can be established by observing the patient with or without interacting with him/her.

 

References:

 

Lees AJ, Robertson M, Trimble MR, Murray NM. A clinical study of Gilles de la Int J  Tourette syndrome in the United Kingdom. J Neurol Neurosurg Psych. 1984; 47(1):1-8.

 

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

February 2, 2017