Thought disorganization can be described as a state of cognitive suppression in which one's ability to analyze and categorize conceptual information using a systematic and logical thought process is considerably decreased. It seemingly occurs through an increase in thoughts which are unrelated or irrelevant to the topic at hand, thus decreasing one's capacity for a structured and cohesive thought stream. This effect also seems to allow the user to hold a significantly lower amount of relevant information in their train of thought which can be useful for extended mental calculations, articulating ideas, and analyzing logical arguments.
Thought disorganization is a somewhat common effect under the influence of many hallucinogenic and depressant compounds such as PCP, zolpidem, quetiapine, and 1P-LSD. It can also occur to a lesser degree under the influence of certain cannabis strains and during heavy dosages of stimulants. However, it is worth noting that the same compounds which induce this mind state at higher dosages can often result in the opposite effect of thought organization at their lower dosages.
Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:
Anecdotal reports which describe this effect within our experience index include: