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Stereotypic Movement Disorder

Motor behavior that is repetitive, often seemingly driven, and nonfunctional. This behavior markedly interferes with normal activities or results in severe bodily self-injury. The behavior is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance or a general medical condition. (DSM-IV, 1994)

Year introduced: 1998

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Tree Number(s): F03.625.984

MeSH Unique ID: D019956

Entry Terms:

  • Stereotypic Movement Disorders
  • Movement Disorder, Stereotypic
  • Body Rocking
  • Head Banging

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