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Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Parakinesis

 

Definition: Inappropriate, purposeless complex movements which affect facial expression and/or gestures (Petho and Ban 1989).

 

Exploration:  The presence of parakinesis is established by observing a patient without interacting with him/her.

 

Reference:

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

 

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

December 15, 2016