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Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Utilization behavior

 

Definition: The spontaneous use (utilization) of objects which can be reached (L‘Hermitte, Pillon and Serdaru,  1986).

 

Exploration: Utilization behavior is present if the patient picks up the pencil and writes on the pad on the table between him/her and the examiner as soon as he/she notices that they are there. 

 

Reference:

 

L’Hermitte F, Pillon B, Serdaru M. Human autonomy and the frontal lobes. Part I: Imitation and utilization behavior: a neuropsychological study of 75 patients. Ann Neurol 1986; 19: 326-34.

 

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

February 23, 2017