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By Andreas Marneros, Frank Pillmann

Acute psychotic issues with a quick length and a in most cases stable analysis have lengthy intrigued psychiatrists. even though they're incorporated in the world over permitted diagnostic structures, our figuring out of those issues continues to be at a minimum point. This e-book is the 1st complete assessment in their medical beneficial properties, biology, path and long term results. The authors additionally handle their nosological prestige and impression on our figuring out of the continuum of psychotic and affective problems.

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The development of psychotic symptoms was also very quick. They were mingled together without any discernible pattern and continuously changed, not only from day to day, but also in most instances from one hour to the next. The occurrence of schizophrenic first-rank symptoms (Schneider, 1959; Marneros, 1984) was very common. , 1982a,b) showed a very poor concordance between cycloid and schizoaffective psychoses. Only 20 of 108 patients who met the criteria of schizoaffective psychoses (mostly schizomanics) were diagnosed as cycloid.

As examples of precipitating factors, Jaspers mentioned those responsible for prison psychoses, for psychoses due to earthquakes and catastrophes, for reactions of homesickness, combat psychoses and psychoses of isolation, whether due to linguistic barriers or deafness. (b) according to the particular psychic structure of the reactive states. 4. (c) according to the type of psychic constitution that determines the reactivity. Jaspers believed the majority of reactive states occur in people who have some kind of persistent, or transient, increased reactivity.

Particular stress was put by Magnan on the occurrence of specific psychotic illnesses of the degenerate that have been described in a differentiated way in the thesis of his pupil M. Legrain ‘Du d´elire chez les d´eg´en´er´es’ (1886). Often these disorders take the form of psychotic disorders of acute onset and rapid remission, termed ‘d´elire d’embl´ee’ (sudden madness) or ‘bouff´ees subites d’id´ees d´elirantes’ (Legrain, 1886). 26 History and concepts The clinical characteristics of bouff´ee d´elirante as given by Pichot (1986a) can be summarised as follows: 1.

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