Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms


Manipulation of objects


Definition:  Grabbing and manipulating objects that can be reached (Leonhard, 1999).


Exploration: Manipulation of objects is present if the patient grabs and handles objects on the table between him/her and the examiner as soon as he/she notices them.


Synonym: Handling of objects




Leonhard K. Classification of endogenous Psychosis and their Differentiated Etiology. Berlin: Springer-Verlag; 1999, pp. 126-70.


Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

March 16, 2017