How might speech change among persons with major depressive disorder (clinical depression)?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Speech may be normal, slow, monotonic, or lacking in spontaneity and content. Pressured speech should suggest anxiety or mania, whereas disorganized speech should prompt an evaluation for psychosis. Racing thoughts could also be an indication of anxiety, mania, or hypomania.


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