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thought

 [thawt]
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.

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

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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We chose the PTI which is an index score derived from the Rorschach Comprehensive System (RCS) for the measurement of thought disorder and form perception.
Thus, positive symptoms may be explained by one defect, negative symptoms by another, and thought disorder by a third structural abnormality.
(18) Furthermore, "bizarre" thoughts or odd obsessions which would suggest a presence of delusional thought disorder in a normally functioning person are fairly typical manifestations in autism.
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For the thought disorder variables, we found a nonsignificant condition effect ([F.sub.4,101] = 2.38, p = nonsignificant), a significant time effect ([F.sub.8,97] = 3.02, p < 0.01), and a nonsignificant condition by time interaction ([F.sub.8,97] = 1.43, p = nonsignificant).
I don't think it's a thought disorder; I think it's a characteristic idiom of human thought.
These hallucinations have been called benign, and traditionally have been associated with a Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) Thought Disorder score of 2.
These include hallucinations, delusions and thought disorder and together are known as symptoms of psychosis.
Mark explained: "For 14 years, I specialised in the care of older people with a mental illness ( primarily people with Alzheimer's as well as vascular dementia, thought disorder and clinical depression.
But new figures from the British Crime Survey showed 26pc of people living within the Durham Constabulary thought disorder levels were high - 4pc more than the national average.
"She's been to so many doctors and they've all told her different things - that she's got mild schizophrenia or depression or an obsessive compulsive disorder but I think it's a thought disorder which is caused by a chemical imbalance.
A New Zealand study found that 77% of adult psychiatric inpatients that reported either CSA or CPA experienced hallucinations, delusions or thought disorder, and that the content of about half of these symptoms appeared to be related to the abuse (Read & Argyle, 1999).