Definition of thought disorder in English:

thought disorder

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noun

[mass noun] Psychiatry
  • A disorder of cognitive organization, characteristic of psychotic mental illness, in which thoughts and conversation appear illogical and lacking in sequence and may be delusional or bizarre in content: overinclusive thinking has been suggested as an explanation of certain forms of thought disorder [count noun]: schizophrenia is primarily a thought disorder
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    • In an acute psychotic episode it is the positive symptoms, i.e., hallucinations, delusions, thought disorder, not the negative symptoms, e.g., social withdrawal, that the antipsychotics control.
    • These include delusions, hallucinations and thought disorder, which together may be called ‘psychosis’.
    • When assessing a child's thinking, it is important to differentiate the thought disorder of psychosis from developmental delays or language disorders.

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