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Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms 

Stilted speech

 

Definition: Excessively forced or formal speech, which seems picturesque or outdated, pompous, distant or excessively polished (Andreasen 1979).

 

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

 

Reference: 

Andreasen NC. Thought, language, and communication disorders. I. Clinical assessment, definition of terms, and evaluation of their reliability. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1979; 36(12):1315-21.

 

November 28, 2019