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Fragmentation in schizophrenia is a form of thought disturbance which occurs as there is a loosening of associations in the person's thought processes. The concept-organising capacity of the mind is impaired and data cannot be assembled into logical, coherent ideas. As a consequence there is a separation of words from meaning (for example in the phenomena of a word salad. Emotions and thoughts can become disassociated, as can perception from reality (for example in hallucinations).
- ↑ Robbins, M. ()Experiences of Schizophrenia, New York, Guildford Press, p119