1Meaningless repetition of another person’s spoken words as a symptom of psychiatric disorder.
- Complex tics might include jumping, smelling objects, touching the nose, touching other people, coprolalia, echolalia, or self-harming behaviors.
- Stupor or catalepsy, mutism, posturing/grimacing/stereotypy, echolalia or echopraxia and excessive motor activity were the main catatonic features.
- Three patients were found to respond to the fenfluramine therapy with reduction in echolalia, perseveration and motor disturbances and an increase in attention and social awareness.
1.1Repetition of speech by a child learning to talk.
Late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek ēkhō 'echo' + lalia 'speech'.
Words that rhyme with echolaliaAustralia, azalea, bacchanalia, Castalia, dahlia, genitalia, inter alia, Lupercalia, Mahalia, marginalia, paraphernalia, regalia, Saturnalia, Thalia, Westphalia
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