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Thinking is characterized by speech in which ideas shift from one unrelated subject to another. The individual is unaware that the topics are unconnected. When the condition is severe, speech may be incoherent

Associative looseness

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Inventing new worlds that are meaningless to others but have symbolic meaning to the psychotic person

Neologisms

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Concreteness, or literal interpretations of the environment, represents a regression to an earlier level of cognitive development. Abstract thinking is very difficult

Contrete thinking

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Choice of words is governed by sounds; often take the form of rhyming

Clang associations

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A group of words that are put together randomly, without any logical connection

Word salad

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The individual delays in reaching the point of a communication because of unnecessary and tedious details

Circumstantiality

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Unrelated topics are introduced, and the focus of the original discussion is lost

Tangentiality

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What is the difference between circumstantiality and tangentiality?

In tangentiality, the person never really gets to the point of the communication

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An individuals inability or refusal to speak

Mutism

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Persistently repeats the same word or idea in response to different questions

Perseveration

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She wanted to give me a ride in her new uniphorum

Neologisms (uniphorum=made up word)

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Most forward action grows life double plays circle uniform

Word salad

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It is very cold. I am cold and bold. The gold has been sold

Clang associations

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We wanted to take the bus, but the airport took all the traffic. Driving is the ticket when you want to get somewhere. No one needs a ticket to heaven. We have it all in our pockets.

Associative looseness

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Can a schizophrenia patient understand this: I am climbing the walls; It is raining cats and dogs

No--these are abstract meanings---they understand concrete thinking!!!