Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Concrete thinking


Definition: Complete loss of the abstract thinking capability with a relatively preserved language and vocabulary (Goldstein 1951).


Exploration: The presence of concrete thinking can be established by interviewing the patient or by the use of specific assessment instruments.




Goldstein K. Methodological approach to the study of schizophrenic thought disorder.  In: Kasanin JS. Languaje and Thought in Schizophrenia. Collected Papers. Berkeley: University of California Press; 1951. pp. 17-40.


May 23, 2019