flight of ideas

noun
\ ˌflīt-əv-(ˌ)ī-ˈdē-əz How to pronounce flight of ideas (audio) \

Medical Definition of flight of ideas

: a rapid shifting of ideas with only superficial associative connections between them that is expressed as a disconnected rambling from subject to subject and occurs especially in the manic phase of bipolar disorder

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“Flight of ideas.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/flight%20of%20ideas. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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