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Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek:
Psychopathological Symptoms

Magnet Reaction

Definition: Patient’s hand follows withdrawing finger that touched palm as iron follows its magnet (Hamilton 1976.)

 

Exploration: The examiner rapidly touches patient’s palm with a finger and “magnet reaction” is present if patient’s hand follows withdrawing finger that touched palm.

 

 

Reference:

 

Hamilton M. Fish´s Schizophrenia. 2nd Ed. Bristol: John Wright & Sons Ltd.; 1985, 102.

 

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

November 10, 2016