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SPEECH. A formal discourse in public.
     2. The liberty of speech is guaranteed to members of the legislature, to counsel in court in debate.
     3. The reduction of a speech to writing and its publication is a libel, if the matter contained in it is libelous; and the repetition of it upon occasions not warranted by law, when the matter is slanderous, will be slander and. tho character of the speaker will be no protection to him from an action. 1 M. & S. 273; 1 Esp. C. 226 Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. See Debate; Liberty of speech.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Common symptoms of mania include, hyperactivity, explosive rages and tantrums, impulsiveness, aggressive behavior, fidgetiness and rapid or pressured speech. Other symptoms which are related to depression consist of loss of interest in activities once enjoyed, difficulty sleeping or over sleeping, low self-esteem, lethargy and extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure.
Manic features remained prominent, as he continued to demonstrate decreased need for sleep (three to five hours per night), pressured speech, irritability, emotional dysregulation, and labile affect.
The mood swings of BPD are not responsive to current medication unless there is comorbid bipolar disorder, in which case treatment with mood stabilizers helps improve vegetative symptoms such as sleep and energy; and reduce racing thoughts, pressured speech, and irritability.