Logorrhea (psychology)

  • in psychology, logorrhea or logorrhoea (from ancient greek λόγος logos "word" and ῥέω rheo "to flow") is a communication disorder that causes excessive wordiness and repetitiveness, which can cause incoherency. this disorder is also known as press speech. logorrhea is sometimes classified as a mental illness, though it is more commonly classified as a symptom of mental illness or brain injury. this ailment is often reported as a symptom of wernicke's aphasia, where damage to the language processing center of the brain creates difficulty in self-centered speech.

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In psychology, logorrhea or logorrhoea (from Ancient Greek λόγος logos "word" and ῥέω rheo "to flow") is a communication disorder that causes excessive wordiness and repetitiveness, which can cause incoherency. This disorder is also known as press speech. Logorrhea is sometimes classified as a mental illness, though it is more commonly classified as a symptom of mental illness or brain injury. This ailment is often reported as a symptom of Wernicke's aphasia, where damage to the language processing center of the brain creates difficulty in self-centered speech.