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Circumstantiality

Citing excessively minute details which distract from the central theme of a conversation.

Example: When asked about a bruise on her arm, the patient recounts everything else that happened that same day before explaining how she was injured.

Circumstantiality
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Circumstantiality. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/circumstantiality/