Compulsive hyperphasia

Nicoletta Beschin*, Marco Catani, Sergio Della Sala

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

We report on the case of a patient who could not refrain from speaking incessantly using prompts and cues from the environment, even when she was explicitly asked not to do so, or also when realising that her behaviour was inappropriate or exasperating. We interpret this symptom as a rare manifestation of Environmental Dependency Syndrome within a picture of a dysexecutive syndrome, likely due to fronto-temporal progressive degeneration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-145
Early online date3 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • environmental dependency
  • frontotemporal dementia
  • hyperphasia
  • utilisation behaviour
  • syndrome


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