Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Lack of cooperation
Definition: Performing the opposite action to request.
Exploration: The patient is requested to lift his/her arm and in response puts down arm, or requested to hold examiner’s hand and in response pulls hand away (Bush et al 1996).
Synonym: Oppositional negativism.
Bush G, Fink M, Petrides G, Dowling F, Francis A. Catatonia: I. Rating scale and standarized examination. Acta Psychiatr Scand 1996; 93: 129-36.
Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek
October 20, 2016