We report a patient with severe Tourette's syndrome, who developed self-injurious behavior, including maneuvers of self-attempted strangulation, eye injuries, and attempts to pull out the tongue, after watching similar violent scenes on television. This unusual behavior probably represents a form of stress-induced echopraxia and may be of importance for a better understanding of the phenomenology of self-injurious acts in Tourette's syndrome.
|Journal||Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 1996|
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Self-injurious behavior
- Tourette's syndrome