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thought disorder

n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry a cognitive disorder in which the patient's thoughts or conversations are characterized by irrationality or sudden changes of subject
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The illness is characterised by multiple symptoms that are categorized into three main clusters known as positive symptoms (hallucinations, delusional behaviors and thought disorder), negative symptoms (social withdrawal, flattened affect and poverty of speech), and cognitive dysfunction (diminished capacity for attention, working memory and executive function).
Her subsequent reports of auditory hallucinations were not associated with delusions or forms of disorganization that I would expect in someone with a thought disorder. Furthermore, the context of the onset gave me the impression that this was part of her process of grief.
The 10 clinical syndromes include: A (anxiety), H (somatoform), N (bipolar manic), D (dysthymia), B (alcohol dependence), T (drug dependence), R (post-traumatic stress disorder) and severe clinical syndromes: SS (thought disorder), CC (major depression), and PP (delusional disorder).
Context:People with schizophrenia suffer from a range of symptoms including hallucinations (such as hearing voices), delusions (false beliefs) and thought disorder (thoughts not flowing in a logical way), as well as 'negative symptoms' such as a lack of motivation and withdrawal from social contact.
It was noteworthy that the results of the phase-locked factor were negatively correlated with the thought disorder scores in the clinical assessment (correlation coefficient = -0.41), i.e., the better the degree of phase locking in neural activity, the worse the mental disorders.
Thought disorder and visual-perceptual deficits in schizophrenia have been well described in the literature, (1) but their relationships with other psychopathology and cognitive functions remain unclear.
J initially presented to hospital with an exacerbation of schizoaffective disorder, characterized by formal thought disorder and persecutory delusions.
transient anxiety (mostly mild) during drug onset (n=12), transient confusion or thought disorder (n=9), mild and transient nausea (n=4), and transient headache (n=4)." The authors say that chronic use of serotonergic antidepressants dampens the response to psychedelics, so patients may need to withdraw from medication use (under careful supervision) before psilocybin treatment.
Significant psychopathology was schizoid thought disorder and social withdrawal.
Qat frequently impairs inhibition (similar to alcohol), and induces thought disorder, hallucinations and psychoses in some cases.
In a country of religious and cultural intolerance there is no victor only victim - victim of thought disorder and victim of thoughtless action.
This introductory college textbook focuses on the psychological aspects of cognitive disorders, rather than anatomy, and includes chapters on normal cognition and related clinical disorders such as agnosia, amnesia, thought disorder, and aphasia.