Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Metonymic substitution


Definition: Imprecise approximation in which some substitute terms or phrases are given in place of the more exact one (Cameron 1951).


Exploration: The presence of metonymic substitution can be established by interviewing the patient.




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. 54-5.


May 2, 2019