WITZELSUCHT

noun. a form of joking mania, marked by a morbid drive to tell bad jokes and stories lacking meaning, which can be indicative of injury to the brain's frontal lobe.

WITZELSUCHT: "After suffering a head injury, Howard displayed signs of witzelsucht, the drive to tell pointless, vague jokes. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "WITZELSUCHT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/witzelsucht/ (accessed November 28, 2020).
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