Add “dystextia” to the diagnostic terms physicians can throw around. And while it's about the oft-annoying subject of text-messaging, Outliers will refrain from too much smart aleckery, since it involves a serious topic.
It seems jumbled, nonsensical text messages can be a sign of stroke.
In a recent article in Archives of Neurology, a physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and his colleagues detailed a case they encountered. A pregnant woman went in for a routine checkup, came out of the office and texted her husband.