Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Poverty of speech
Definition: Restriction in the amount of spontaneous speech so that communication tends to be brief, concrete and unelaborated (Andreasen, 1986).
Exploration: The presence of poverty of speech can be established by interviewing the patient.
Andreasen NC. Scale for the Assessment of Thought, Language, and Communication (TLC). Schizophr Bull 1986; 12: 473-482.
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