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Psychiatry. 1979 May;42(2):177-81.

The classification of schizophrenic neologisms.


The use of neologisms has long been considered a symptom of schizophrenic thought disorder. However, a review of current literature and psychiatric textbooks reveals few clinical examples of neologism that may be used for illustrative purposes. A prominent exception is a paper by Forest (1969). The purpose of this communication is to present the case history of a schizophrenic patient, a partial list of his neologistic productions, and a brief analysis of the classification of neologisms.

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