circumstantial speech


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Speech in which there are tightly linked associations, interspersed with nonessential associations, taking a circuitous route before reaching its goal
Aetiology Bipolardisorder, organic brain disease
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circumstantial speech

Neurology Speech in which there are tightly linked associations, interspersed with nonessential associations, thus taking a circuitous route before reaching its goal Etiology Bipolar–manic-depressive disorder, organic brain disease. Cf Tangentiality.
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