Sunday, 16.06.2019

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Concrete thinking

 

Definition: Complete loss of the abstract thinking capability with a relatively preserved language and vocabulary (Goldstein 1951).

 

Exploration: The presence of concrete thinking can be established by interviewing the patient or by the use of specific assessment instruments.

 

Reference:

 

Goldstein K. Methodological approach to the study of schizophrenic thought disorder.  In: Kasanin JS. Languaje and Thought in Schizophrenia. Collected Papers. Berkeley: University of California Press; 1951. pp. 17-40.

 

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