Imitation behavior; Pull to stimulus; Utilization behavior.
Short Description or Definition
Environmental dependency refers to instances when the visual or visuo-tactile presence of objects “compels” patients to either grasp and/or use the objects.
Environmental dependency is usually best understood as part of greater, superordinate frontal lobe syndrome.
The incidence and prevalence of environmental dependency syndrome is unknown.
Natural History, Prognostic Factors, and Outcomes
Environmental dependency syndrome or utilization behavior has not been extensively studied. Therefore, there is little information regarding natural history, prognostic factors, and outcomes.
Neuropsychology and Psychology of Environmental Dependency Syndrome
As noted above, environmental dependency refers to instances when the mere visual or visuo-tactile presence of objects “compels” patients to either grasp the object and/or use it. When patients with environmental...