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Automatic Obedience

Mechanically following instruction, often due to the unresponsiveness to external stimuli caused by catatonia.

Example: The patient complies with any and all suggestions, even those a normal person would usually refuse.

Automatic Obedience
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Automatic Obedience. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from