Stereotypic Movement Disorders

Matthew W. Specht, Ph.D., Arlec Cabrera
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  • Characterized by repetitive, rhythmic movements with a predictable pattern in form, amplitude, and localization
  • Stereotypic movement disorders are classified under the Neurodevelopmental Disorder section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5)[1].
  • These movements can be self-injurious or non-self-injurious.

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Last updated: September 3, 2017


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