Poverty of Speech

By Renée Grinnell

Minimal verbal communication that lacks the additional unprompted content characteristic of normal speech. Also known as alogia.

Example: A depressed man offers no spontaneous commentary during conversation. He replies to direct questions with, at most, one- or two-word answers.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 26 Oct 2008

 

 
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