What is logorrhea

What is logorrhea? Meaning and definition explained


Logorrhea is the urge to talk a lot and uncontrollably in a short time. Anyone who suffers from logorrhea has lost self-control over what is said or spoken. Affected people tend to express themselves excessively, to talk continuously and sometimes also to speak incoherently, as well as to repeat themselves in terms of content and increasingly to change the subject. In doing so, they sometimes create new words (neologisms) or also incorporate sounds into their flow of speech. Sometimes those affected also speak uncomfortably loudly.

Logorrhea is sometimes referred to as a mental disorder or occurs with mental disorders. Logorrhea can occur in manic, paranoid and schizophrenic diseases. Logorrhea can also be a symptom of dementia.

Logorrhea can also be a sign of neurological disease and / or damage to the frontal lobe. But people who have drunk alcohol, taken caffeine or drugs are also prone to logorrhea.

Anyone who suffers from bipolar disorder also has the symptom logorrhea. Affected people talk endlessly and incorporate insults and insults into their monologues. They talk about irrelevant things without periods or commas.

“Logorrhea” is not listed on the ICD-10.

What does logorrhea mean in German?

Logorrhea means in German: diarrhea, speech addiction or pathological talkativeness. Logorrhea is vulgarly translated as "verbal thin shit". "Polyphrasia" is also used in medical and psychological terminology. Another way of spelling logorrhea is “logorrhea”.

"Logorrhea" is a technical term from psychology and has meanwhile spread to everyday language. Psychology differentiates between incoherent (patients line up words without meaning) and coherent logorrhea.

Where does the term "logorrhea" come from?

The term "logorrhea" is related to the word diarrhea. Diarrhea is the scientific term for diarrhea. “Logorrhea” is a variation of this. The Greek word "logo" means "word" or "speech". The Greek word "rhoe" means "to flow".

More about logorrhea

The term "logorrhea" is now also used in everyday language. People who talk a lot and without a break are accused of suffering from diarrhea.

The term “logorrhea” is now also used in media criticism to criticize the media behavior of some participants. They are accused of (having to) comment on everything they have experienced or of expressing their opinion on everything that is published on the Internet (on Facebook, Twitter or in the media). It is criticized that inhibition thresholds are falling and participants in the online media lose themselves in the online media. (See: online disinhibition effect)

“Logorrhoea” is the name of a song by Pago Balke.

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