thought disorder

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the result or product of thinking.
thought broadcasting the belief that one's thoughts are being broadcast from one's head to the external world.
thought disorder a disturbance in the thought process that is most narrowly defined as disorganized thinking with altered associations, as is characteristic of schizophrenia. The term is often used much more broadly to include any disturbance of thought, such as confusion, hallucinations, or delusions, which affects possession, quantity, or content of thought.
thought stopping a method of overcoming obsessive, phobic, or otherwise distressing thoughts by first concentrating on them and after a short time stopping or interrupting them.
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thought pro·cess dis·or·der

an intellectual function symptom of schizophrenia, manifested by irrelevance and incoherence of verbal productions ranging from simple blocking and mild circumstantiality to total loosening of associations.
Synonym(s): thought disorder
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thought disorder

Psychiatry A disturbance of speech, communication, or content of thought–eg, delusions, ideas of reference, poverty of thought, flight of ideas, perseveration, loosening of associations, etc; TDs can be functional emotional disorders or organic
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