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Poverty of Speech

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.

Poverty of Speech
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Poverty of Speech. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from