Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms


Definition: The display of motions that signal obscene activities, like pelvic movements that simulate intercourse or gestures that simulate masturbation (Lees et al., 1984).


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




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Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

February 2, 2017