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Flashcards in Mental Status Exam Deck (5):
1

Goal-Directed/Linear thought

thought-->answer

2

circumstantial thought

question-->round about thought-->answer

3

Tangential thought

question-->different answer

4

Flight of ideas thought

lightening bolts represent outside stimuli because they have trouble filtering things out, thoughts are all over the place

5

loosening of association

incomprehensible except for a few works; may not even be using real words
--more questions you ask, more confused you get
typical of schizo, severe mania, intoxication