Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms


Definition: Repetitive, non-goal-directed movements carried out in a uniform or patterned manner in exactly the same way and often for a long time (Petho and Ban 1989).


Exploration: The presence of stereotypy is established by observing a patient with or without interacting with him/her (Fink and Taylor 2003).



Fink M, Taylor MA. Catatonia. A clinician´s guide to diagnosis and treatment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2003, p. 243.

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