Friday, 06.12.2019

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Loss of goal

 

Definition: Failure to follow a chain of thought through to its natural conclusion (Andreasen 1986).

 

Exploration: The presence of loss of goal can be established by interviewing the patient.

 

Reference:

 

Andreasen NC. Scale for the Assessment of Thought, Language, and Communication (TLC). Schizophr Bull 1986; 12: 473-82.

 

June 6, 2019