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  • n. Plural form of paraphasia.


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  • For example, rambling speech is characteristic of acute coarse brain disorders (e.g., deliria, intoxications); driveling speech, perseveration, non sequiturs, derailment, paraphasias, and tangential speech are more often associated with chronic coarse brain disorders (e.g., dementia) and schizophrenia; and flight of ideas is the classic speech pattern in mania.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • Phonemic paraphasias (for example, '' baby flitter '' for '' baby sitter ''), and semantic paraphasias ( '' clock '' for '' watch '', or '' apple '' for '' orange '') may also be seen, and reflect pathology in Broca's area and the posterior perisylvian region, respectively.

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  • This language production is characterized by the use of words or phrases without precise meaning (word approximations), the use of nonsense words (neologisms) or real words with private meanings (out-of-class semantic paraphasias), driveling speech in which the syntax appears intact but the meaning (content) of the speech is lost, and responses that are nonsequitive or vague and beside the point (tangential).

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry


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