Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Desultory thinking


Definition: The sudden appearance of simple ideas not related to the rest of the ideas or the external situation, in a grammatically correct speech (Fish 1962).


Exploration: The presence of desultory thinking can be established by interviewing the patient.




Fish FJ. Schizophrenia. Baltimore: The Williams and Wilkins Company; 1962, pp. 21-2.


May 30, 2019