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Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Oppositional negativism

 

Definition: Performing the opposite action to request.

 

Exploration: The patient is requested to lift his/her arm and in response puts down arm, or requested  to hold examiner’s hand and in response pulls hand away (Bush et al. 1996).

 

References:

Bush G, Fink M, Petrides G, Dowling F, Francis A. Catatonia: I. Rating scale and standarized examination. Acta Psychiatr Scand 1996; 93:129-36.

 

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

September 22, 2016