Autistic Thinking

By Renée Grinnell

Logical structures supporting a totally private view of reality. The patient exists in a universe whose facts, circumstances, and logic are markedly original and grossly defective.

Example: The patient religiously avoids stepping on cracks in the pavement when walking outside, because he is convinced the car accident he witnessed two years ago was caused by this.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 6 Oct 2008