Echopraxia vs. Echolalia

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Main Difference

The main difference between Echopraxia and Echolalia is that the Echopraxia is a catatonic behaviour, repetitive imitation of the movements of another person and Echolalia is a speech disorder that involves the automatic repetition of vocalizations made by another person.

  • Echopraxia (noun)

    The involuntary repetition or imitation of the observed movements of another.

  • Echolalia (noun)

    The immediate, involuntary, and repetitive echoing of words or phrases spoken by another.

  • Echolalia (noun)

    An infant's repetitive imitation of vocal sounds spoken by another person, occurring naturally during childhood development.

  • Echolalia (noun)

    Any apparently meaningless, repetitious noises, especially voices.

  • Echopraxia (noun)

    meaningless repetition or imitation of the movements of others as a symptom of psychiatric disorder.

  • Echolalia (noun)

    meaningless repetition of another person's spoken words as a symptom of psychiatric disorder.

  • Echolalia (noun)

    repetition of speech by a child learning to talk.

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