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Pressured Speech

Rapid and copious talk, often loud and difficult to interrupt. A hallmark of bipolar disorder’s manic phase, or sometimes of schizophrenia.

Example: A new patient talks rapidly for half an hour in a loud, angry tone, without any apparent need for prompting or encouragement.

Pressured Speech
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Pressured Speech. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 14, 2020, from