echolalia

[ UK /ˌɛkəlˈe‍ɪli‍ə/ ]
NOUN
  1. (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)
  2. an infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others
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  • His voice is R. Kelly on a hit of helium or Prince stricken with echolalia, the compulsion to repeat words. Album review of 'Love King' by The-Dream
  • Complex tics might include jumping, smelling objects, touching the nose, touching other people, coprolalia, echolalia, or self-harming behaviors.
  • One theory of sleep is that dreams are just a nighttime hallucination that the brain simply strings together into a meaningful narrative, which means that all of the sleep talking Liz is hearing on the video playback is just a series of words, echolalia from the day tossed together with her own mind making connections. Intersomnolence
  • Stupor or catalepsy, mutism, posturing/grimacing/stereotypy, echolalia or echopraxia and excessive motor activity were the main catatonic features.
  • They may echo the last few words of someone else's sentence, a condition known as echolalia, or they may not talk at all. Using Drugs to Fight Autism
  • Be alert to use of verbalisms and echolalia and consult with a speech/language therapist when in doubt.
  • Stupor or catalepsy, mutism, posturing/grimacing, stereotypy, echolalia or echopraxia and excessive motor activity were the main catatonic features.
  • Many children with autism do not develop speech and other children with the disorder often exhibit unusual speech patterns such as echolalia or the repetition of what has been heard.
  • The imitative behavior of echolalia and echopraxia can be understood as an attempt to introject the object.
  • Three patients were found to respond to the fenfluramine therapy with reduction in echolalia, perseveration and motor disturbances and an increase in attention and social awareness.
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