Accelerated speech that is increased in amount and difficult or impossible to interrupt. Affected persons may present with speech that is incessant, rapid, loud, or emphatic. It is not uncommon for the person to talk without any social exchange and continue even though no one is listening. Typically considered a symptom of schizophrenia; also occurs during the course of a manic episode.
References and Readings
- Sadock, B. J., & Sadock, V. A. (2007). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.Google Scholar