Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Stereotypies of thinking


Definition: Repeated occurrence of thoughts, images, words or phrases interspersed in any part of habitual thinking which have no relation with the content and do not interfere or deviate the flow of ideas (Dromard 1905).


Exploration: The presence of stereotypies of thinking can be established by interviewing the patient.




Dromard G. Étude clinique sur la stéréotypie des déments précoces. Arch Neurol 1905; 12: 189-225.


April 11, 2019