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(1954). Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry. LXIX, 1953: Language Behavior in Manic Patients. Maria Lorenz. Pp. 14-26.. Psychoanal Q., 23:307-308.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry. LXIX, 1953: Language Behavior in Manic Patients. Maria Lorenz. Pp. 14-26.

(1954). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 23:307-308

Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry. LXIX, 1953: Language Behavior in Manic Patients. Maria Lorenz. Pp. 14-26.

In a further study of the language behavior of manic patients, Lorenz subjects to a systematic analysis one recorded interview with each of ten patients with the hypomanic or manic reaction. From the spontaneous speech of these patients, he found that their language was not primarily designed for communication. Instead, many mechanizations, such as personal idioms and conventional phrases, detracted from the flexibility of expression. Words of exaggeration and emphasis, proper names, and quotations were abundant, and the style was redundant and monotonous. Ideation lacked forward movement and purpose, and associations were most frequently selected by superficial and discernible laws.

The prominence of the defense mechanism of denial in mania can be seen in

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the frequent use of words of exaggeration and emphasis, and of words denoting great certainty. There is no flight or increase of ideas; rather, ideation seems to be of limited content, if one is to judge by repetition and recurrence of theme. Language behavior, with regard to evidence for 'throwing off the yoke of the superego', often shows instead, especially in the less severe cases, the persistence of strong superego function.

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(1954). Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry. LXIX, 1953. Psychoanal. Q., 23:307-308

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