Another major sign of schizophrenia is disorganized thinking, which is also linked to disorganized speech. A patient with the disorder will find it challenging to keep their thoughts together. As such, this also affects their communication skills. They may frequently derail a conversation, talk incoherently, and have overall impaired speech. It is hard for them to answer questions, and the answers to simple questions might be partial or completely not related to what has been asked.
At times, this may also include placing weird words together in a sentence that does not make sense. This is often referred to as, “word salad”, as the words a schizophrenic states are tossed around in a sentence much like the ingredients within a salad.