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Question Bank: Signs

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Q1 A patient kept his limbs in the position they were placed by the psychiatrist. Which sign is this?

a) Ambitendency

B) Automatic obedience

c) Echopraxia

d) Negativism

e) Waxy flexibility

Q2 The patient copied the psychiatrist’s movements, even when he was asked not to. Which sign is this?

a) Ambitendency

B) Automatic obedience

c) Echopraxia

d) Negativism

e) Waxy flexibility

Q3 You ask a patient what he had for breakfast. He replies, ‘cereal’. You ask the patient his name. He replies, ‘cereal’. What is his date of birth? He replies, ‘cereal’. What sign is this?

a) Mannerism

B) Neologism

c) Perseveration

d) Stammering

e) Stereotypy

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1. E

Waxy flexibility is a psychomotor symptom of catatonic schizophrenia which leads to a decreased response to stimuli and a tendency to remain in an immobile posture. For instance, if one were to move the arm of someone with waxy flexibility, they would keep their arm where you moved it until it was moved again, as if it were made from wax.

http://www.online-medical-dictionary.org/Waxy+Flexibility.asp?q=Waxy+Flexibility

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3. c

Perseveration is the uncontrollable repetition of a particular response, such as a word, phrase, or gesture, despite the absence or cessation of a stimulus, usually caused by brain injury or other organic disorder.

It can be seen in Schizophrenia as well and has been reported in patients receiving ECT as well.

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1. E- waxy flexibility aka catalepsy

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2- Echopraxia- he was told not to is to throw us off!

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3- perseveration

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Can we have some Qs at the part 2 Board WM. Pleeease :D

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Hi WM... looking forward to the pdf of the questions that you promised us :)

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Hi WM! Is everything alright? The questions stopped, i'm concerned. :-/

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1- e

2-c

3-c

[highlight]'Hi WM... looking forward to the pdf of the questions that you promised us ' [/highlight]

100% AGREE WITH YOU GEE

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