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Issue of Moving My Fingers in Air & Drawing with Them

Hello,I have an issue with my fingers. I usually do moving my fingers of the Right hand. I love to do drawing with design and fonts. Therefore, I usually do move my fingers in the air, that is, I do drawing of various designs related to the fonts. I also do draw my signature many times while I do move my fingers in the air. Is this a mental disease or a normal thing which usually happens with many other people? Thank you. (From India)

A:  It is very hard to know for sure, and my thoughts certainly are not a diagnosis of any kind, but there are some conditions, like myoclonus, which involve twitching of the fingers in patterns. If the movement isn’t deliberate then I would highly recommend an evaluation by a neurologist. The description you have given is not typical, and I believe someone skilled in understanding neurological issue could provide a helpful consultation.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Issue of Moving My Fingers in Air & Drawing with Them

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2017). Issue of Moving My Fingers in Air & Drawing with Them. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 23, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2017/10/10/issue-of-moving-my-fingers-in-air-drawing-with-them/


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