Journal of Psychiatric Education

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 53–56 | Cite as

A Schematic Method for Teaching About Thought Disorder

  • Herbert A. Fox


This paper describes a schematic method for teaching the subject of thought process disorder to medical students and beginning psychiatric residents. Several thought disorders are defined in terms of thought linkage and goal attainment, exemplified and graphically depicted.


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© Human Science Press 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert A. Fox
    • 1
  1. 1.Gracie Square HospitalNew YorkUSA

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