pressure of speech


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pressure of speech

Loud and emphatic speech that is increased in amount, accelerated, and usually difficult or impossible to interrupt. The speech is not in response to a stimulus and may continue even though no one is listening. It may be present in manic episodes, organic brain disease, depression with agitation, psychotic disorders, and sometimes as an acute reaction to stress.
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In contrast mania is a state of high energy with elation grandiose thinking over-activity distractibility decreased need for sleep racing thoughts pressure of speech and flight of ideas.1 Depressive episodes can be of a protracted nature lasting for months.
He was irritable, displayed pressure of speech, and had decreased need for sleep, increased drive, hyper-religiosity, impulsivity (reckless spending of money) and auditory hallucinations.