SCHIZOPHRENIC THINKING

Persistent, noticeable debilitation of cognition with regard to loosening of connections and slowness of connections, demonstrating beneficial and harmful symptoms, respectively, of schizophrenia. Given that cognition has to be inferred instead of simply witnessed, and since not a single particular description, evaluation, or method of presumption is widely acceptable, assessment is generally confined to evaluating samples of speech patterns or writing that the person sees fit to convey.

SCHIZOPHRENIC THINKING: "On the Whitaker Index of Schizophrenic Thinking (WIST; 1980), which actively tests for both positive and negative schizophrenic thinking, schizophrenic impairment of thinking is defined as simultaneously illogical, impaired, and without apparent awareness, all to a marked degree."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SCHIZOPHRENIC THINKING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/schizophrenic-thinking/ (accessed December 4, 2019).
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