loosening of association
[ lōō′sə-nĭng ]
A manifestation of a severe thought disorder characterized by the lack of an obvious connection between one thought or phrase and the next.
Why Do Americans Call Football “Soccer”?If you’re reading this in the US or Canada, you’re likely familiar with the sport of soccer. But, if you’re reading this pretty much anywhere else, then you probably know the same game rules and call it football. What’s the difference? How did we end up with two names, football and soccer, for the same sport? Let’s start in England in the 19th century. Young …
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