POVERTY OF SPEECH

excessively short speech with minimal elaborations which takes place in schizophrenia or sometimes in the framework of a major depressive event. It is different from poverty of content of speech, wherein the quality of speech is reduced.

POVERTY OF SPEECH: "Povery of speech is commonly referred to as laconic speech."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POVERTY OF SPEECH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/poverty-of-speech/ (accessed August 16, 2019).
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