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Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Hypoactivity

Definition: Diminished motor activity (Petho, 1989) characterized by a reduction in the frequency of voluntary activities (Petho and Ban, 1989; Taylor 1981).

 

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

 

References:

Petho B, Ban TA. DCR Budapest-Nashville in the diagnosis and classification of functional psychoses. Psychopathology 1989; 21: 153-240.

Taylor M.A. The Neuropsychiatric Mental Status Examination. New York: Spectrum  Publications; 1981, pp. 20-1.

 

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

January 5, 2017