Download PDF by Andreas Marneros, Frank Pillmann: Acute and Transient Psychoses

By Andreas Marneros, Frank Pillmann

Acute psychotic problems with a quick period and a commonly sturdy analysis have lengthy intrigued psychiatrists. even if they're incorporated in across the world authorized diagnostic platforms, our knowing of those problems continues to be at a minimum point. This e-book is the 1st accomplished review in their scientific good points, biology, direction and long term results. The authors additionally handle their nosological prestige and influence on our figuring out of the continuum of psychotic and affective issues.

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Karl Kahlbaum is considered the first psychiatrist of the modern era who placed schizoaffective disorders into a separate group, which he called ‘vesania typica circularis’ (Kahlbaum, 1863). For his definition, Kahlbaum applied cross-sectional and longitudinal aspects. Emil Kraepelin also knew cases between ‘Dementia Praecox’ and ‘Manic-Depressive Insanity’ (Kraepelin, 1920, 1896, 1893, 1899/1990). These ‘cases-in-between’ were problematic for him because they contradicted his dichotomy of ‘Dementia Praecox’ and ‘Manic-Depressive Insanity’ (see p.

Psychiatrists in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria and Russia described states very similar to those mentioned above (overview in Perris, 1986). They shared clinical and prognostic features with the above-described disorders. A very interesting contribution was that of the Norwegian psychiatrist Langfeldt. After the introduction of physical treatment methods (electroconvulsive therapy, insulin and cardiazol therapy) in the 1940s, it was observed that some cases of ‘schizophrenia’ respond favourably to such treatments while others fail to show a favourable response.

She misidentified people around her and confabulated that she had met the doctor 3 years earlier in a wine bar. Then her mood became more irritable, alternating between cheerfulness, irritability, and tearfulness. Her thought process became quite incoherent; for example, she said: ‘I will also pull your feet – yes, a fallen woman – I love freedom – yesterday Kurt stood before the door, he had his heart in the right place – no, we don’t need to die. . ’ She gave the doctor a false name and claimed he had an affair with her previously.

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