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Pressured Speech

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Updated August 31, 2011

Definition:

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.

Source:

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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