coprolalia


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coprolalia

[‚käp·rə′lāl·yə]
(medicine)
Uncontrollable barking or grunting of profane language that is commonly associated with Tourette's syndrome.
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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.
It may be a stretch to consider Tourette's a language disorder because it involves several unintended actions, not just coprolalia.
Contrary to years of sensationalized media accounts, coprolalia, or the involuntary uttering of obscenities, or inappropriate langnage, is one of the rarest symptoms of TS and is present in fewer than 15 percent of all people with the disorder.
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.
The involuntary cursing, called coprolalia, afflicts fewer than 15 percent of persons with Tourette's.
The central figure of this rhetoric is what Abraham and Torok call antimetaphor (131), which in its most dramatic form manifests itself as the "fecalizing" of the lost object: the subject will literally swallow excrement or engage in coprolalia, for example, as a way of saying that the lost object is not filthy or vile, but good, edible, even delectable.
His motor tics (mouth movements, head banging, shoulder shaking, hand and leg swinging, stomach muscles stretching) started 3 years ago and his vocal tics one year later (winking, sniffing, copropraxy, coprolalia, echolalia, sudden bursting talks, coughing, snoring, whistlingl, affecting daily activities such as putting clothes on, eating and showering.