Catatonia: Stereotypies, mannerisms and perseverations

@article{Kaufmann2018CatatoniaSM,
  title={Catatonia: Stereotypies, mannerisms and perseverations},
  author={Corn{\'e}lia Kaufmann and Neelya Agalawatta and G. Malhi},
  journal={Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2018},
  volume={52},
  pages={391 - 393}
}
Stereotypies can occur in a number of neurological and psychiatric conditions but most commonly feature in psychoses and pervasive developmental disorders. Clinically, they can be confused with symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorders, such as tics or trichotillomania, and in pervasive developmental disorders and intellectual disability, stereotypies can be associated with self-injurious behaviour. But, it is important to remember that often stereotypies are ‘normal’, for instance as part of… Expand
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