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- noun clinical psychology A complex
ticcomprising the repetitionor echoingof one's own spoken words, which may sound like stuttering.
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- noun a pathological condition in which a word is rapidly and involuntarily repeated
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Schizophrenics frequently speak in a stilted, manneristic fashion, and the fluency of their speech may be intermittently disturbed, with paucity of speech, verbigeration (associations repeated in a stereotyped manner, palilalia in the aphasia literature), or perseveration (words or phrases repetitively inserted in the flow of speech).
I think I have palilalia/a tic - Is it onset by anxiety?
Complex vocal tics may involve having to repeat one phrase over and over, whether it is something one heard (echolalia) or one's own last words (palilalia). "