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Echopraxia in schizophrena: possible mechanisms


Pridmore, S and Brune, M and Ahmadi, J and Dale, J, Echopraxia in schizophrena: possible mechanisms, The Royal Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42, (7) pp. 565-571. ISSN 0004-8674 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00048670802119747


The aim of the current study was to present a possible mechanism underpinning echopraxia in schizophrenia. It is proposed that echopraxia occurs in schizophrenia when the mirror neuron system provides a representation to the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) and the motor cortex (and via the IFG, to the anterior cingulate cortex) and that this potential becomes executed movement, when the disorder is associated with decreased inhibition and increased arousal.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Mental Health Services
UTAS Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:52883
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Psychiatry
Deposited On:2008-10-06
Last Modified:2009-03-10

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