Automatism

By Renée Grinnell

Repetitive motor or verbal behavior without conscious realization or censorship. Can have psychotherapeutically significant meanings.

Example: A woman constantly holds one hand with the other without realizing it. After several therapy visits, she sees a connection to guilt over sexual acts.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 6 Oct 2008

 

 
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