Wednesday, 11.12.2019

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Asyndetic thinking

 

Definition: Marked paucity of genuine causal links which leads to half-organized collections of fragments instead of well-knit sequences of thoughts (Cameron 1951).

 

Exploration: The presence of asyndetic thinking can be established by interviewing the patient.

 

Reference:

 

Cameron N. Experimental analysis of schizophrenic thinking. In:  Kasanin JS, editor. Languaje and Thought in Schizophrenia. Collected Papers. Berkeley: University of California Press; 1951. pp. 52-3.

 

May 2, 2019