A patient is admitted to the psychiatric unit for psychosis. When asked about her home medications, she responds, "I take metformin for... where did you get those shoes?" This response is a(n):


•Distractible speech occurs when the subject is changed mid speech, in response to a stimulus.

•Tangentiality is a thought disorder characterized by a lack of observance to the main subject of discourse. The person will deviate from the topic.

•Loose association is a thought disorder characterized by frequent shifts between ideas or subjects.

•Grandiose delusion is when a person is convinced he or she has special powers or abilities, or is a famous person.

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