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11. Communication problems in ADHD


11. Communication problems in ADHD

11.1. Language problems with ADHD

  • Diarrhea of speech, eagerness to talk, glut of words (Logorrhea, polyphrasia)1
    • Responses (e.g. mails) are sometimes sprawling
    • Answers digress from the topic
    • Interlocutors hardly get a chance to speak (ADHD-HI subtypes)
  • Speech fast and slurred2
  • Speech expression often “confused”34
    • Filled breaks
    • Repetitions
    • Revisions
    • Aborted utterances

11.2. Communication style in ADHD interest-focused

  • Small talk is perceived as boring2
  • Affected individuals quickly hyperfocus on topics of interest to them2
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