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.




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


May 30, 2019