Stereotypic Movement Disorder


Body Rocking

Head Banging

Movement Disorder, Stereotypic

Stereotypic Movement Disorders

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)