FORMAL THOUGHT DISORDER By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the name that is applied to a disturbance of thought processes that features a disruption in the form and structure that is involved with thinking. It doesn't relate to thought content. FORMAL THOUGHT DISORDER: "A formal thought disorder does not effect the content of our thoughts." Related Psychology Terms THOUGHT DISORDER NEURAL NETWORK PSYCHOLOGICAL ATOMISM FORMAL GRAMMAR REALISTIC THINKING FLIGHT OF IDEAS PRIMARY THOUGHT DISORDER SYMBOLIC PROCESS THOUGHT CATEGORIES OF THOUGHT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FORMAL THOUGHT DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/formal-thought-disorder/ (accessed May 31, 2020).