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Excessive and rapid change of ideas occurring in a mental disorder. See: mania, manic-depressive, manic excitement.
[hyper- + G. metamorphōsis, transformation]
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This syndrome is characterized by visual agnosia (unable to recognize known objects), hypermetamorphosis, putting objects in the mouth, tactile exploratory behaviors, hypersexuality, placidity (decreased motor and verbal reaction against conditions that cause fear and anger), and memory disturbances.
KBS should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of patients who present with visual agnosia, hypersexuality, emotional behavioral changes, hyperorality or hypermetamorphosis.
Each larval instar is morphologically unique and has a distinctive lifestyle (hypermetamorphosis: Schlinger 1987).