The quality of psychomotor activity has often been described as a correlate of psychological well-being or illness. In this paper a theoretical position is described regarding the planned use of psychomotor activity as a therapeutic vehicle. Specifically, psychomotility is viewed as a tool to help bring about increased organization of thought processes in severely disorganized patients. A clinical illustration supporting the theory is presented in detail. Implications of this therapeutic approach are also discussed.
Donnelly C, Dyrud J. Motility and Psychotherapy. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1972;27(3):380–383. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1972.01750270084013