Derailment

By Renée Grinnell

A sudden, peculiar change of topic in otherwise logical speech. Also known as a loose association.

Example: “…So after the storm we found the canoe a bit down the river, and then, uh…my mother came to see me today.”


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 11 Oct 2008

 

 
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