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Pressured Speech


Updated August 31, 2011


Rapid, loud and difficult-to-interrupt speech characteristic of the manic phase of bipolar disorder. The person may be extremely talkative and continue to talk even though no one is listening.


American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 4th edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 1994.

Also Known As: pressure of speech
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