DERAILMENT

Thought disorder symptom marked by interruptions to thought and jumping from one though to another disconnected thought. See cognitive derailment- derailment of volition- thought derailment.

DERAILMENT: "Joe showed signs of derailment by switching from one idea to another."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DERAILMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/derailment/ (accessed October 23, 2017).
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