Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Pseudoexpressive gestures


Definition: Involuntary gestures which resemble an emotional expression not related to a real emotional content (Leonhard 1999).


Exploration: The presence of pseudoexpressive gestures can be established by observing the patient.




Leonhard K. Classification of Endogenous Psychoses and their Differentiated Etiology. Translated by Charles C. Cahn. Edited by Helmut Beckmann. Berlin/New York: Springer; 1999, pp. 127- 9 


November 14, 2019