echopraxia


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echopraxia

[‚ek·ō′prak·sē·ə]
(psychology)
Involuntary imitative repetition of the movements of another.
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According to DSM-5 criteria, the clinical presentation is dominated by the presence of at least three of the following symptoms: stupor, catalepsy, waxy flexibility, mutism, negativism, posturing, mannerism, stereotypy, agitation not influenced by external stimuli, grimacing, echolalia, and echopraxia (4, 6).
10) Psychologists have labeled two related versions of this condition as personality disorders: echopraxia, the unconscious (unwilled) over-imitation of another's actions, and echolalia, the unconscious over-imitation of another's speech.
Complex motor tics tend to be slower and appear purposeful--for example, hopping, kissing, touching objects, echopraxia (imitating others' movements) and copropraxia (obscene gestures).