thought disorder

noun Psychiatry.

disorganized speech, as flight of ideas or loosening of associations, thought to reflect disorganized thinking and occurring as a symptom of some types of mental illness, as manic disorder or schizophrenia. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for thought disorder

thought disorder


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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