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What is the difference between Tangentiality and Circumstantiality. I've seen these terms in psychiatry questions and I can't really understand the theme.

Are they the same as flight of ideas?
 

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Circumstantiality is that the patient will shift to a related topic but eventually will answer the question at the end maybe
tangentiality is that the patient will talk irrelevant and will never answer the question....it may be due to a purpose or some psychiatric problems
 
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