tangential speech

tangential speech

Neurology Speech characterized by tightly linked associations that miss the goal of the communication by veering off in tangents Etiology Organic brain disease, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia
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Five days after symptom onset, the sore throat, headache, rash and joint pain resolved; however, 8 days after symptom onset, the neuropsychiatric symptoms worsened and included excessive energy, decreased sleep, rapid and tangential speech, grandiose thinking, impulsivity, decreased inhibition, and behavioral regression suggestive of hypomania.
Most recently, he had been receiving injections of haloperidol and long-acting risperidone, but he refused the injections 10 days before being brought to the emergency room with disorganized thinking, tangential speech, paranoid and sexual delusions, auditory hallucinations, and hostility.