LIP PURSING By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 a habitual action where the lips purse, protruding forward out from their normal relaxed state. Observed widely in catatonic Schizophrenia. LIP PURSING: "Otherwise known as snouting, the pursing of lips, has been linked to both catatonic Schizophrenia and conversely, pure boredom." Related Psychology Terms CATATONIA CATALEPSY SCHIZOPHRENIC DISORDERS STEREOTYPY CATATONIC SCHIZOPHRENIA GARGOYLISM MIXED SCHIZOPHRENIA CATATONIA AUTOMATION CATATONIC EXCITEMCNT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LIP PURSING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/lip-pursing/ (accessed October 23, 2020).