alogia


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Related to alogia: Affective flattening

a·lo·gi·a

(ă-lō'jē-ă),
1. Synonym(s): aphasia
2. Inability to speak due to mental deficiency or a manifestation of dementia.
[G. a- priv. + logos, speech]

alogia

A feature of schizophrenia characterised by poverty of speech and/or speech content, blocking, or latency of response. Typically, a patient gives brief and concrete replies to questions and restriction in the amount of spontaneous speech (poverty of speech); sometimes the speech is adequate in amount but conveys little information because it is overly concrete or abstract, repetitive or stereotyped (poverty of content).

a·lo·gi·a

(ă-lō'jē-ă)
1. Synonym(s): aphasia.
2. Inability to speak due to mental deficiency or an episode of dementia.
[G. a- priv. + logos, speech]

alogia

(ā″lō′j(ē-)ă) [ a- + -logia]
1. Complete speechlessness.
2. Poverty of speech. It is one of the "negative symptoms" of schizophrenia.
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affective flattening, alogia, or avolition; social or occupational dysfunction; continuous signs of disturbance for at least six months, which can include prodromal and residual periods; and not due to substance use or medical condition.
Negative symptoms include alogia, flattened affect, anhedonia and avolition.
2009), they are relatively insensitive to changes in the patient's condition and they induce response biases that make it difficult for even trained evaluators to notice specific aspects of behavior related to alogia and blunted affect within the patient's speech (Alpert, Shaw, Pouget, & Lim, 2002).
Positive symptoms include delusions, hallucinations and paranoia, while negative symptoms include affect flatting (lack of emotion), alogia (lack of speech), anhedonia (lack of pleasure) and avolition (lack of motivation).
Consequently, there is little success in simulating the speech abnormalities found in disorganized schizophrenic thought: derailment, loose associations, tangentiality, neologisms, circumstantiality, alogia, and incoherence (APA, 2013; Maxmen & Ward, 1995; Resnick & Knoll, 2008).
Caracteriza-se por sintomas positivos, os quais sao representados por alucinacoes e delirios, enquanto os sintomas negativos referem-se ao embotamento afetivo e alogia (MONTEIRO et al.
But a significant decrease was seen in the negative symptom of alogia factor score (12).
Presenta una sintomatologia heterogenea que, por lo general, se divide en tres categorias: sintomas positivos, tambien denominados "psicoticos" debido a la perdida del contacto con la realidad, incluyen delirios y alucinaciones; sintomas negativos, como la triada alogia, abulia-apatia y anhedonia, pobreza afectiva y problemas atencionales; y sintomas desorganizados, en los que la desorganizacion afecta al pensamiento (confusion), al lenguaje (habla) y a la conducta (Liddle, 1987).
Substantial evidence exists supporting a major contributory role for genes in the causation of schizophrenia, (1-3) a psychiatric illness characterised by hallucinations, delusions, disorganised thinking, alogia, avolition and other negative symptoms.
Negative symptoms may include affective flattening, alogia, avolition, and so on.
disorganized speech, avolition, alogia, flat affect (DSM-IV- TR; APA, 2000).