For those of you with chronic mental health problems, have you ever noticed issues with your speech? I am diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and my speech usually scrambles up a little when I am manic because of the speed my mind is racing at so things often come out jumbled, but usually resolves once the mania settles. I can often have slow speech when I am really down and depressed but again, this normally resolves when my mood picks up slightly. I had a really, really bad depression last year that lasted pretty much the entire year with some periods of hypomania in between but I was in a very bad place. I had real issues with my speech during this time as my words constantly jumbled. The right words come out, just in the wrong order and on occasion inappropriate words would come out. I would often lose my place mid sentence and freeze, not being able to get the words out or my mind would be in a completely different place to what I was meant to be talking about. The problem I am finding is that this hasn't resolved itself since the depression lifted. I have been on an even keel for 5 months pretty much with a couple of hypomanic blips but no depression (yay). I find it so embarrassing when I am at work, trying to talk to relatives and explain things to them only for my speech to jumble up mid sentence in a completely random order, or to freeze mid sentence and not be able to get my words out. It's also equally embarrassing talking to colleagues, doctors, ward team and my family and friends when this happens because I can't help it or control it. It does get me down because I don't think it is ever going to get better. Does anyone else struggle with this?