One type of disorder that can benefit a great deal from therapy is a thought disorder. However, many people don’t know a lot about thought disorders, they may not be sure exactly what it is and if they, or someone they know, has one. Here are three common questions and answers about thought disorders.
What Is A Thought Disorder?
A thought disorder is defined as a disorganized way of thinking, that can then lead to abnormal ways of expressing language when speaking or writing. These behaviors may be expressed at various times, but are typically not always present. For example, someone may show symptoms when they are tired, but act normal the rest of the time. This can make a thought disorder very difficult to diagnose.
What Are The Symptoms?
Some of the symptoms of thought disorder include alogia, which is defined as poverty of speech, They may also have blocking, which means that the person interrupts themselves mid-sentence. They will pause for an extended period of time, and then may change the entire conversation. Circumstantiality means that the person adds a great deal of details to their speech that are unnecessary and unimportant. Derailment happens when someone is not able to stay on topic, but is constantly changing what they are talking about.
Who Does It Effect?
The main population that thought disorder effects are those with Schizophrenia. However, it is also seen in those who suffer from either mania or depression. This disorder is thought to effect these specific populations because the language-related regions of their brain are impacted. There is also a genetic component that experts believe is connected with these populations and thought disorders.