Entgleisen Literally means jumping off the rails . An alternate term is used for the derailment of thought (a morbid form of loosening of association or asyndesis ). A Schneiderian Term by origin. In this form of thought, the individual jumps from one topic to another during conversation and both topics have literally no connection with each other. This is in contrast with a flight of ideas Where the connection is present between one topic and another. Compare #Akataphasia , #Asyndesis , and #Derailment . Copyright Notice Adapted from Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0 ; additional terms may apply.