Definitions

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, aphasia due to ideational defect.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἀλογία (alogia, "absurdity; confusion; irrationality; speechlessness"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ben – forgot to take his meds again … he seems to suffer from severe mental disorders … as in alexia Loss of a previously intact ability to grasp the meaning of written or printed words and sentences. alogia An impoverishment in thinking that is inferred from observing speech and language behavior.

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  • Negative symptoms are the absence of something that is normall present, such as flattened or masked affect, alogia, avolition, anhedonia, and attentional impairment.

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  • A characteristic of many psychiatric disorders is the person’s inability to assume the abstract attitude or to shift readily from the concrete to the abstract and back again as demanded by circumstances. alexia Loss of a previously intact ability to grasp the meaning of written or printed words and sentences. alogia An impoverishment in thinking that is inferred from observing speech and language behavior.

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