Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Circumstantial speech


Definition: Imprecise and indirect, but correct speech in which it takes a long time for the patient to get to the point (Kraepelin 1913).


Exploration: The presence of circumstantial speech can be established by interviewing the patient.




Kraepelin E. Psychiatry. A Textbook for Students and Physicians. Canton: Science History Publications; 1990. p. 10.


December 12, 2019