alogia


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Related to alogia: Affective flattening

alogia

(əˈlɒdʒɪə)
n
(Medicine) the inability to speak

alogy, alogia

Medicine. an inability to speak, especially as the result of a brain lesion.
See also: Speech
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Consequently, there is little success in simulating the speech abnormalities found in disorganized schizophrenic thought: derailment, loose associations, tangentiality, neologisms, circumstantiality, alogia, and incoherence (APA, 2013; Maxmen & Ward, 1995; Resnick & Knoll, 2008).
But a significant decrease was seen in the negative symptom of alogia factor score (12).
Substantial evidence exists supporting a major contributory role for genes in the causation of schizophrenia, (1-3) a psychiatric illness characterised by hallucinations, delusions, disorganised thinking, alogia, avolition and other negative symptoms.
Negative symptoms may include affective flattening, alogia, avolition, and so on.
disorganized speech, avolition, alogia, flat affect (DSM-IV- TR; APA, 2000).
Auditory and visual hallucinadons, flat affect, thought blocking, alogia, suicidal ideation, insomnia, psychomotor retardation, agitation, and anxiety also were noted in the group.
Auditory and visual hallucinations, flat affect, thought-blocking, alogia, suicidal ideation, insomnia, psychomotor retardation, agitation, and anxiety also were noted in the group.
This risk of positive symptom exacerbation effectively eliminated the exploration of the potential benefit of amphetamine for 'negative' symptoms, such alogia, anhedonia, avolition, asociality, and apathy.
1) Semper and McClellan refer to the DSM definition of psychosis for children and also note that negative symptoms such as alogia, amotivation and anhedonia can be present.
This accords with Siris's (5) view that the major difference between depression and negative symptoms is 'blue mood', a valuable indicator of depression that differentiates it from symptoms such as anhedonia, alogia, affective flattening and apathy, providing a clear rationale for distinguishing negative symptoms of schizophrenia from depression.
Disorganization of semantic memory underlies alogia in schizophrenia: An analysis of verbal fluency performance in Japanese subjects.
In addition to positive symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations and disorganized speech, recognized features of the disease include negative symptoms, such as anhedonia, affective flattening, avolition, social withdrawal and alogia, and impairment in cognitive function, such as executive function, attention, vigilance, memory and learning.