- 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).
- These movements can be self-injurious or non-self-injurious.
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Last updated: September 3, 2017
Specht, Matthew W, and Arlec Cabrera. "Stereotypic Movement Disorders." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guides, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787038/all/Stereotypic_Movement_Disorders.
Specht MW, Cabrera A. Stereotypic Movement Disorders. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787038/all/Stereotypic_Movement_Disorders. Accessed November 29, 2023.
Specht, M. W., & Cabrera, A. (2017). Stereotypic Movement Disorders. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787038/all/Stereotypic_Movement_Disorders
Specht MW, Cabrera A. Stereotypic Movement Disorders [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2023 November 29]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787038/all/Stereotypic_Movement_Disorders.
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