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Repeated Movements

Overview

  • Mannerisms - repetitive, goal-directed movements such as nail-biting.Associated with anxiety
  • Stereotypes - repetitive, purposeless movements such as foot tapping, scalp rubbing, pacing.Intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders
  • Compulsions: stereotyped actions or action sequences such as checking, counting, cleaning or rearranging.Obsessive-compulsive disorder
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