Part Twelve: the frontal lobe deficit of too much talking http://tbivoices.com/blog/uncategorized/uncontrolled-talking-after-tbi-logorrhea/
One major problem with brain injury diagnosis, is that the methodologies rarely take into account real world communication challenges that many brain injured people have. One such issue with Angela is logorrhea, a tendency to talk too much, a sort of diarrhea of the mouth. Logorrhea can be translated to mean: too many words. For Angela, it is one of her biggest social challenges, and even though she knows she does it, she has very little insight as how to control it. Angela’s unique but significant explanation for this tendency is that by talking, she can keep control of the inputs into her brain. It is easier to follow conversation, when she is talking rather than listening.
In Part Thirteen Angela discusses working with TBI
I believe that this is a common problem with TBI’ers. Because we are not easily understood, we tend to over speak our answers. I’ve had this told to me before as well, that I over speak my answers. I’ve also had it written that I used to tend to ask the same questions to many people at brain rehabs because in their mind, I was looking for a specific answer or something stupid. We sometimes need the same question answered many times because we don’t remember the first few answers.