CATAPHASIA

n. a speech disorder in which there is involuntary yet successive repetition of the same word or same phrase. It is a phenomenon observed in some cases involving schizophrenia. See verbigeration.

CATAPHASIA: "Cataphasia is observed in a person who utters the same word or phrase repeatedly and involuntarily."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CATAPHASIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cataphasia/ (accessed December 12, 2019).
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