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Whence dementia praecox and schizophrenia?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6762050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Described by Kraepelin and Bleuler, dementia praecox and schizophrenia have become the basis of psychiatry. At the XIXth century, this psychosis did not exist. The author attempts through a bibliographical review of the XIXth and XXth century psychiatric tests to delineate the lack of basis for this nosographical concept, which has become a juvenile psychosis evoluing to a dementia because of abusive generalisation of Kraepelin. The use of this bad diagnostic tool had made terrible damage with delusional and hallucinated adolescents and their family (Acta psychiat. belg., 1982, 82, 243-276).
P van Meerbeeck
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta psychiatrica Belgica     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0300-8967     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Psychiatr Belg     Publication Date:    1982 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-07     Completed Date:  1983-04-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247037     Medline TA:  Acta Psychiatr Belg     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  243-76     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Vernacular Title:
D'où nous viennent la démence précoce et la schizophrénie?
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MeSH Terms
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Psychiatry / history*
Schizophrenia / history*

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