Sunday, 16.06.2019

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Poverty of speech

 

Definition: Restriction in the amount of spontaneous speech so that communication tends to be brief, concrete and unelaborated (Andreasen, 1986).

 

Exploration: The presence of poverty of speech can be established by interviewing the patient.

 

Reference:

 

Andreasen NC. Scale for the Assessment of Thought, Language, and Communication (TLC). Schizophr Bull 1986; 12: 473-482.

 

May 30, 2019