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