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Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Passive Negativism

 

Definition: Resistance to being moved and carry out instructions/orders (Petho and Ban 1989).

 

Exploration: Resistance to moving the subject’s arm and leg by force and instructions qualifies for the presence of “passive negativism.”

 

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

March 09, 2017