Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms


Definition: Decreased activity characterized by a reduction of voluntary movements (Petho and Ban, 1989).

Exploration: The presence of hypokinesia can be established by observing the patient with or without interacting with him/her (Taylor, 1981).



Petho B, Ban TA. DCR Budapest-Nashville in the diagnosis and classification of functional psychoses. Psychopathology 1989; 21: 153-240.

Taylor M.A. The Neuropsychiatric Mental Status Examination. New York: Spectrum publications;1981, pp. 20-21.


Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

December 29, 2016