stereotypy


stereotypy
1. Maintenance of one attitude for a long period. 2. Constant repetition of certain meaningless gestures or movements, as in certain forms of schizophrenia. [stereo- + G. typos, impression, type]
- oral s. SYN: verbigeration.

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ste·reo·ty·py 'ster-ē-ə-.tī-pē, 'stir- n, pl -pies frequent almost mechanical repetition of the same posture, movement, or form of speech (as in schizophrenia)

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n.
the constant repetition of a complex action, which is carried out in the same way each time. It is seen in catatonia and infantile autism; sometimes it is an isolated symptom in mental retardation. It is more common in patients who live in institutions where they are bored and unstimulated. It can prevent a patient from carrying on normal life, and sometimes causes physical injury to the patient. Drugs, such as phenothiazines, and behaviour therapy are sometimes used in treating the condition.

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ster·eo·ty·py (sterґe-o-ti″pe) [stereo- + Gr. typos type] the persistent repetition or sameness of acts, ideas, or words, frequently occurring in disorders such as autistic disorder and schizophrenia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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