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Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Psychological Pillow

 

Definition: Lying in the dorsal position with head elevated as if there was an invisible pillow under it (Taylor, 1981).

 

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

 

Reference:

Taylor M.A. The Neuropsychiatric Mental Status Examination. New York: Spectrum  Publications; 1981, pp. 24-5.

 

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

February 2, 2017