Ordering thoughts on thought disorder.

  title={Ordering thoughts on thought disorder.},
  author={J J Mcgrath},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  • J J Mcgrath
  • Published 1991 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
A common denominator can be found permeating thought disorder at various levels--the lack of executive planning and editing. With data available from aphasiology and neuropsychology, certain features of thought disorder can be reinterpreted as being consistent with dysfunction of the frontal lobe. It is hypothesised that thought disorder may reflect a dysfunction of the cortical-subcortical loops that project into the pre-frontal cortex. The hypothesis predicts that thought-disordered patients… CONTINUE READING