Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Loss of goal


Definition: Failure to follow a chain of thought through to its natural conclusion (Andreasen 1986).


Exploration: The presence of loss of goal can be established by interviewing the patient.




Andreasen NC. Scale for the Assessment of Thought, Language, and Communication (TLC). Schizophr Bull 1986; 12: 473-82.


June 6, 2019