echopraxia


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echopraxia

 [ek″o-prak´se-ah]
stereotyped imitation of the movements of another person; seen sometimes in catatonic schizophrenia and Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome.

ech·o·prax·i·a

(ek'ō-prak'sē-ă),
Involuntary imitation of movements made by another. See: echopathy.
Synonym(s): echomotism
[echo + G. praxis, action]

echopraxia

/echo·prax·ia/ (-prak´se-ah) stereotyped imitation of the movements of others.

echopraxia

(ĕk′ō-prăk′sē-ə)
n.
The involuntary imitation of movements made by others, sometimes occurring in people with schizophrenia and certain other mental disorders.

echopraxia

[ek′ōprak′sē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, echo + prassein, to practice
imitation or repetition of the body movements of another person, sometimes practiced by schizophrenic patients.

echopraxia

Neurology The parroting by a Pt of another person's actions, which may be seen in catatonic schizophrenia. See Schizophrenia.

ech·o·prax·i·a

, echopraxis (ek'ō-prak'sē-ă, -praksis)
Involuntary imitation of movements made by another.
See: echopathy
Synonym(s): echomotism.
[echo + G. praxis, action]

echopraxia

An abnormal, compulsive or involuntary mimicking of the actions of another person.

Echopraxia

The imitation of the movement of another individual.
Mentioned in: Tourette Syndrome

ech·o·prax·i·a

, echopraxis (ek'ō-prak'sē-ă, -praksis)
Involuntary imitation of movements made by another.
See: echopathy
Synonym(s): echomotism.
[echo + G. praxis, action]
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Diagnostic criteria for catatonia include motoric immobility, excessive motor activity, extreme negativism or mutism, peculiarities of voluntary movement, and echolalia or echopraxia.
Some of those conditions are (a) a lack of inhibition control, (b) speech problems (palalalia, coprolalia, echolalia and stuttering), (c) copropraxia (use of obscene gestures), (d) echopraxia (imitating the behaviors of others), (e) poor handwriting (Davidovicz, 1994; Meyers, 1998), and (f) limitations associated with any comorbid conditions the person may have.
He exhibited echolalia, echopraxia, inappropriate grimacing and poor fine motor coordination.