flight of ideas

flight of ideas
: a rambling from subject to subject with only superficial associative connections especially in the manic phase of manic-depressive psychosis

had visual and auditory hallucinations and showed flight of ideas — L.V.Der Horst

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Psychiatry.
a rapid flow of thought, manifested by accelerated speech with abrupt changes from topic to topic: a symptom of some mental illnesses, esp. manic disorder.

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