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What does pressured speech mean??
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93614 posted:
Hi everyone! I have always wondered, what is pressured speech?? Can anyone define this for me? Also, i am 52 years old and "always" have had problems with "mood" I notice in myself a period of severe depression that lasts for months and months on end and then sometimes a period of creativity and a burst of energy, i used to get up early, felt orginized and ready to go, now, for the past year or so something has changed! I find it SO difficult to get up and start my day, i have let myself go in that i dont really care that much on how i look, i lay on the couch and watch TV all dang day and that is not like me! Also, i can flat BLOW UP and have horrible screaming FITS! I get told by my dad: quit trying to tell several stories all at once! And he tells me that i jump from subject to subject, Im so embarrassed about this "trait" i have! Could i be bi-polar?
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hope7951 responded:
Pressured speech as rapid, virtually nonstop, often loud and emphatic, seemingly driven, and usually hard to interrupt. It typically occurs in mania and in some drug-induced states and in severe anxiety states When symtoms that look like bipolar occur in people over 40 they are often caused by other core phsyical contitions that need to be addressed. I'd really recommend that you go to you medical doctor and request a complete physical to rule out any of these conitions and then ask if they feel a referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist might be helpful. Joye
 
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snowyowl33 responded:
Hi 93614, we have a great expert on the boards, Dr. Joseph Goldberg who is a specialist in Bi Polar disorder. perhaps you could direct your question to him as he has some great advise and can probably give you his professional opinion regarding your situation. Welcome to the board!

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m0onstarz replied to hope7951's response:
I am 28 years old and I found out about 3 years ago that I am bipolar. I always knew something was wrong with me as a child because I would have "highs & lows" all the time and they would be real bad and sometimes they could last for weeks at a time. I would tell my mom that I thought something was not right with me because of my mood swings, the thoughts I would have sometimes and in school well lets just say I never did well because my brain could never stay focused on anything that was being said. But I was always told that there was nothing wrong with me that I just wanted attention. I have also always had "pressured speech" people use to get so mad cause I could NEVER stick to 1 story at a time. Now all these years later I finely proved everyone right, there was something wrong with me, the sad thing is it took me having to go to rehab because drugs was the only thing that could make me slow down & have less & less real bad "lows". We had to "open up" in the groups & the doctors pulled me aside and asked me if anyone had ever told me that I have ALL the signs that point to being bipolar. I was put on Lithium and it was the only thing that helped me.(Over the years I had tried many different anti-depressants but nothing worked, which is why I turned to drugs) To ANYONE out there that thinks they might be bipolar first I would do research on it and see if you have any of the signs they say(if u have like 5 out of the 10 they list then u most likely are) you need to go see your doctor or find the closes Mental Health and get help before it's to late and you turn to heavy drugs to help you, cause trust me after awhile it does not help it only makes it worse and you could lose EVERYTHING!!! Listen to me I know first hand, I have been clean for sometime now but I am still working on getting my daughter back and gaining my families trust back! I have been off my meds 4 sometime now cause I lost my job and I can tell the "lows" are coming and coming fast so I am looking for a Mental Health place fast so I can hurry up and get put back on the right meds not the street ones that I loved so much. It also helps talking about it to complete strangers. So thanks to anyone that took the time to read this! I hope it helped someone out there, I know typing this helped me!
 
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Joseph F Goldberg, MD responded:
Pressured speech means talking so rapidly and nonstop that nobody can interrupt you. If it occurs in the context of other symptoms of mania or hypomania (ie, not sleeping, fast thoughts, euphoria, increased activity) then it could be part of the constellation of symptoms that make up mania or hypomania. If it occurs unrelated to those types of symptoms, then you may just be someone who happens to have a lot to say.

- Dr. G.
 
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An_188863 replied to Joseph F Goldberg, MD's response:
I have thoughts (same ones) sometimes that go round and round, over and over..but not rapid, just continuous, they make me crazy and aggitated even when I try to stop them they still come, and they make me upset and angery too .... is this also related to my BP1? I find it very very difficult to stop thinking of them and it usually takes something drastic to stop them....
 
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snowyowl33 responded:
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People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. Dalai Lama
 
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bpcookie replied to Joseph F Goldberg, MD's response:
Hello Dr. G, Could pressured speech happen when someone has a drinking problem and is drunk? My step brother has a drinking problem and after he got drunk he started yelling at me. I couldnt understand what he was saying because he was running all his words together, talking so fast that nothing made any sense. This went on for about 30 minutes. Nobody could understand what he was saying. He wasnt slurring his words, only running them together too fast to understand.

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I can't be bothered with a cell phone in my car....I am too busy making finger gestures at everyone!!!-Maxine
 
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bpcookie replied to bpcookie's response:
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I can't be bothered with a cell phone in my car....I am too busy making finger gestures at everyone!!!-Maxine
 
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BeeRJ replied to bpcookie's response:
I think so. When I started rapid cycling a few years ago I sometimes drank more, then I kind of drank to cover up the rapid speach.I would sound liker drunk & on red bull at the same time. I watched the people at the pubs near home.(bit of an observer or people watcher.) Beer drinkers epecialy,I noticed get that hole mad angle.
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BeeRJ responded:
Oh yah. I for me i used to not even try to talk sinceI woulsd get raceing thoughts miss my point altogether and just be lost. It took me nearly ten minutes to write the response to Bp cookiie. In fact I have been going round and round for over a week, my new meds. keeping in check preaty much.
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snowyowl33 responded:
Dr G .... bump
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. Dalai Lama
 
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bpcookie replied to snowyowl33's response:
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I can't be bothered with a cell phone in my car....I am too busy making finger gestures at everyone!!!-Maxine
 
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Joseph F Goldberg, MD replied to An_188863's response:
Sounds more like ruminations (thoughts that continue around and around, same theme, over and over) than something related to bipolar disorder. Ruminations, if they reflect anything clinical, usually are anxiety.

- Dr. G.
 
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Joseph F Goldberg, MD replied to bpcookie's response:
No.

Don't confuse pressured speech in mania with drunken intoxicated verbal rambling when drunk.

Unrelated.

- Dr. G.


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