loosening of associations

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A form of thought disorder, closely related to cognitive derailment, characterized by speech that shifts between topics only minimally related to one another, usually without the speaker being aware of the disconnectedness of the stream of ideas. Compare disorganized speech, incoherence.

Subjects: Psychology.

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