Thought disorder, also called formal thought disorder or disorganized speech, is when a person’s thoughts become incoherent, illogical, and disorganized.
This is reflected in how the person expresses themselves in speech and writing.
Thought disorder is the main symptom of schizophrenia, dementia, and psychotic disorders.
Of course, normal people also experience disorganized thoughts when they’re stressed or tired. We’ve all been through times when we can’t seem to get our thoughts together.
When disorganized thoughts become frequent and disrupt your daily life, causing significant problems in communication, they’re a disorder.
Taking the thought disorder test
This test is not a diagnosis. It gives you the probability of having a thought disorder. If you want a proper diagnosis, consult a professional who’ll do a more in-depth assessment.
This test has 15 items on a 4-point scale ranging from Very often to Never. Your results are only shown to you, and we don’t store them in our database.