Pressure Of Speech

Pressure of speech refers to the tendency to speak in a very fast and frenzied manner that accompanies some psychological disorders. This type of speech appears to be motivated by some urgent need that is not obvious to the listener and is difficult or impossible to interrupt. Other features of this type of speech, in addition to speed, is that it may tangential (off-topic), cluttered (too wordy), loud, and unpausing. This can be a characteristic of manic phases in bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and amphetamine use.

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