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Associations (Loosening of)
(Loosening of) Associations refers to illogical and disturbed thought processes; one of the “four A’s” used to identify the splitting of external reality found in schizophrenia. Loosening of Associations also means disordered patterns of though, inferring a cognitive deficit. (see Eugen Bleuler) The other "A's" are: Ambivalence , Autism and Affect.