Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Automatic Obedience

Definition: Instructions carried out regardless of consequences (Hamilton 1985).


Exploration: Patient is instructed to stick out his/her tongue and patient carries out instructions even if in prior occasions when he/she put out her tongue to same instruction it was pricked by a pin (Fink and Taylor 2003.)




Fink M, Taylor MA. Catatonia. A clinician´s guide to diagnosis and treatment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2003, p. 210

Hamilton M. Fish´s Clinical Psychopathology. 2nd Ed. Bristol; Wright: 1985, p. 100.


Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

December 1, 2016