Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms


Definition: Inappropriate, purposeless complex movements which affect facial expression and/or gestures (Petho and Ban 1989).


Exploration:  The presence of parakinesis is established by observing a patient without interacting with him/her.



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


Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

December 15, 2016