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Alogia This term means "not having words". The term may refer to either "poverty of speech" or "poverty of thought". In the former, speech, though adequate in verbiage, conveys very little information and may comprise stock phrases or vague references. In poverty of thought, by contrast, there is a far-reaching impoverishment of the entire thinking of the individual, who, as a result, says very little. It is typically a negative symptom of schizophrenia although it may also be seen in advanced dementia. In impoverishment in thinking that is inferred from observing Speech & Language Behavior, there may be brief and concrete replies to questions and restrictions on the amount of spontaneous speech. Sometimes the speech is adequate in amount but conveys little information because it is over concrete to abstract, repetitive or stereotyped. Copyright Notice Adapted from Wikipedia. Text is available under the  Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License