Copropraxia


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copropraxia

(kō-praks'ē-ah),
Obscene gesturing seen in Tourette syndrome.
[copro- + G. praxis, action, behavior]
Making obscene gestures, a complex motor tic performed quasi-involuntarily by patients with Tourette syndrome

Copropraxia

The involuntary display of unacceptable/obscene gestures.
Mentioned in: Tourette Syndrome
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Coprolalia, coprographia and copropraxia may be present in 30% of cases.
Despite the portrayal in the popular media, it is particularly rare to have complex tics that include copropraxia (an obscene gesture), coprolalia (an obscene movement), echolalia (repeating another's words), or echopraxia (repeating another's actions).
La copropraxia (hacer gestos obscenos o inapropiados) se ve con menos frecuencia y, por lo general, correlaciona con la coprolalia (Singer, 1997b).
Durante el curso de su enfermedad siempre presento coprolalia y copropraxia. La tia materna del paciente fue diagnosticada con cancer de pulmon con metastasis cerebral, lo cual genero ansiedad y tension en la familia.
Complex motor tics tend to be slower and appear purposeful--for example, hopping, kissing, touching objects, echopraxia (imitating others' movements) and copropraxia (obscene gestures).
More prolonged movements or noises that incorporate several muscle groups or syllables are termed complex tics, such as head and/or shoulder rotation, hitting, jumping, kicking, repeating obscene words (coprolalia) or making obscene gestures (copropraxia).
The verbal tics may also be expressed as coprolalia (the involuntary use of obscene words or socially inappropriate words and phrases) or copropraxia (obscene gestures).
Both coprolalia and copropraxia are uncommon, occurring in less than 15 per cent of sufferers, and neither is necessary for the diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome.
Clasificacion de los tics Tipo de tic Caracteristicas Ejemplo Tics motores Involucran un pequeno Guinar los ojos, encoger simples numero de grupos los hombros, muecas musculares Tics motores Simulan movimientos Saltos, extension simultanea complejos intencionados de brazos y piernas gesticulacion obscena (copropraxia) imitacion de movimientos de otra persona (ecopraxia) Tics vocales Emision de sonidos o Grunir, aullar, chasquidos o simples palabras no carraspeos inteligibles Tics vocales Pronunciacion de Repeticion de las propias complejos silabas o frases palabras (palilalia), fuera de contexto repeticion de frases o palabras pronunciadas por otros (ecolalia), lenguaje obsceno (coprolalia), se incluyen tambien cambios en el acento o la prosodia Tabla 3.
Examples of complex tics include touching objects or other people, difficulty starting actions, hurting oneself, hopping, picking at objects (e.g., clothing), tapping or straightening objects, obscene gestures (copropraxia), spontaneously saying words or parts of words, echolalia and palalalia, and shouting insults or obscenities.
Coprolalia and copropraxia. Coprolalia (the involuntary uttering of obscenities, profanities, and racial slurs) and copropraxia (involuntary obscene gestures) tend to appear 4-7 years after the onset of tics, peaking during adolescence and greatly diminishing in adulthood (Singer, 1997).
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.