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  1. A general lack of additional, unprompted content in normal speech, a common symptom of schizophrenia.


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Alogia: In psychology, alogia, or poverty of speech, is a general lack of additional, unprompted content seen in normal speech. As a symptom, it is commonly seen in patients suffering from schizophrenia, and is considered as a negative symptom. It can complicate psychotherapy severely because of the considerable difficulty in holding a fluent conversation.

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Google previewPsychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual (2016)

by J Clive Spiegel, John M. Kenny

Psychopharmacology K&S Chapter 29 Alogia is a lack of speech that results from a mental deficiency or dementia. Poverty of movement is called akinesia. Poverty of emotion is described using the term “flat affect.” To meet criteria for the rapid ...

Google previewEssentials of Abnormal Psychology (2010)

by Andrew R. Getzfeld

Alogia is a speech disturbance that literally means “speechlessness.” One form of alogia is called poverty of speech, or poverty of content. The amount of speech of these individuals is greatly reduced. In effect, they do not have much to say.

Google previewCulture and Mental Health (2009)

Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice by Sussie Eshun, Gurung

Alogia is a significant reduction in speech; the person may produce very few words (Maxmen & Ward, 1995). In a similar vein, avolition means the individual experiences a severe reduction in behavior in general, often failing to participate in ...

Google previewHarwood-Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine (2014)

by Allan B. Wolfson, Robert L. Cloutier, Gregory W. Hendey, Louis J. Ling, Jeffrey J. Schaider, Carlo L. Rosen

Alogia is a reduction in quantity ...

Google previewThe Standard American Encyclopedia of Arts, Sciences, History, Biography, Geography, Statistics, and General Knowledge ... (1897)

by John Clark Ridpath

Alogia is a loss of speech from defective intellection. The patient's power of writing is necessarily interfered with when A., as is so often the case, co-exists with right hemiplegia. We have, therefore, to differentiate: (1) Loss of power, both of ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

alogia. Alogia is a failure of speech production, including poverty of SPEECH PRODUCTION (that is, the amount of speech is low) and poverty in the content of speech (that is, a very restricted vocabulary is used, speech ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Schizophrenia (2014)

Focus on Management Options by W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker, Ian P. Stolerman

Alogia. Definition Poverty of speech, as in schizophrenia.

Akinesia Akinesia Alogia Aminergic Hypothesis for Schizophrenia .

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders (2009)

by Richard Noll

alogia to medieval times, when it referred to the house where the alms of the monastery were dispensed to the needy. Many such institutions were built in the United States during the Age of Reform from the 1820s to the 1840s, as were ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

alogia and ...

Google previewLexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences (2000)

by Frank J. Ayd

a disturbance in affective and cognitive functions in patients with diagnoses including somatic illness, substance abuse, alogia and posttraumatic stress disorder. Salient features include difficulty recognizing and verbalizing feelings, paucity ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

In schizophrenia, negative symptoms; included are affective flattening or blunting; alogia, thought blocking, or poverty of speech; apathy, avolition, loss of intentionality, and passivity; and anhedonia or asociality. Increases in negative ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

Negative symptoms include flat affect, avolition, alogia, and anhedonia. Episodes appear suddenly in persons whose previous behavior has been relatively normal and are usually of short duration. Recurrent episodes are common, and in ...

Google previewThe Routledge Pragmatics Encyclopedia (2010)

by Louise Cummings

in the fluency and productivity of thought and speech (alogia) and in the initiation of goaldirected behaviour. A third category ...

Google previewDictionary Of English Literat. (2002)

by Rajni Sehgal

Alogia. 1. The complete inability to speak due to brain damage or dysfunction; aphasia. Cp. dyslogia. 2.

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

A genus of the plants of lily family, with erect spikes of flowers and bitter juice friar , Hergart, RIGHTú (G Alogia. An inability to speak due to nerve lesion. HT Era, HTRPa; *T*G-31sraert Alopecia. Baldness; loss of hair. GIGHTERIT, THTTH ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

alogia (e—IO'jé-e) N. loss of speaking ability, resulting from brain defect or injury. alopecia (él's-pé'shs ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

trauma Severe muscle exertion Genetic conditions Infectious disease Metabolic disorders Glomerulonephritis Renal artery lesions POSTRENAL FAILURE Prostate disease Obstruction Spinal cord injury Pelvic trauma alogia and anhedonia.

Google previewDictionary of Mental Handicap (2002)

by Mary P. Lindsey

Alogia Absence of speech usually due to mental handicap or confusion.

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