chapter  6
Personal Constructs Among Schizophrenic Patients
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The existence of a cognitive disturbance in schizophrenia is not a matter of debate. Since Bleuler's (1911/1950) clinical description of schizophrenia, cognitive disturbance has been part of its definition. Associative deficit, one of the three major symptoms specified by Bleuler, presumes that a person's concepts and thoughts normally exist in an organized pattern.