Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Definition: The performance of a requested action repeatedly (Cho et al., 2009).


Exploration: The patient is asked to grab a pencil placed in front of him/her. Palipraxia is present if the patient grabs the pencil repeatedly subsequent to a single request.



Cho YJ, Han SD, Song SK, Lee BI, Heo K. Palilalia, echolalia, and echopraxia-palipraxia as ictal manifestations in a patient with left frontal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia 2009; 50:1616-9.


Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek

January 26, 2017