Eugen Bleuler

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Bleuler, Eugen


Born Apr. 30, 1857, in Zollikon, near Zürich; died there on July 15, 1939. Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist; professor at the University of Zürich from 1898 to 1927.

In his psychological research, following S. Freud and developing depth psychology, Bleuler used psychoanalytic methods to study the sphere of the unconscious. He also studied the “ambivalence of feelings,” a term that he introduced. (In addition, he introduced the terms “autism” and “schizophrenia,” which is also called Bleuler’s disease.) Bleuler studied the autistic thought process and schizophrenia. In collaboration with the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, Bleuler introduced the concepts of the affective complex and associative experiment into psychopathology. According to Bleuler, all living acts (so-called psychoids) have three basic characteristics: integrative ability, memory function, and expedient character.


Naturgeschichte der Seele und ihres Bewusstwerdens, 2nd ed. Berlin, 1932.
Die Psychoide als Prinzip der organischen Entwicklung. Berlin, 1925.
Affektivität, Suggestibilität, Paranoia, 2nd ed. Halle, 1926.
Mechanismus—Vitalismus—Mnemismus. Berlin, 1931.
In Russian translation:
Rukovodstvo po psikhiatrii. Berlin, 1920.


Kannabikh, Iu. V. Istoriia psikhiatrii. [Moscow], 1929.
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Eugen Bleuler, "Die Mneme als Grundlage des Lebens und der Psyche," Die Naturwissenschaften (1933), p.
Bleuler described the core symptom of schizophrenia as 'psychic splitting' and implied that brain dysconnection might be the underlying pathophysiological mechanism of schizophrenia.
Sin embargo, tambien es importante resaltar que los sintomas negativos o de deficit son nucleares al diagnostico de esquizofrenia, tal como lo senalo Bleuler (30).
Eugen Bleuler disagreed with Kraepelin, conceptualizing the relationship between affective illness and schizophrenia as a continuum without a sharp line of demarcation.
Sin embargo, Bleuler definio el trastorno como una perdida en la capacidad de asociar, a la que denomino "esquizofrenia".
He studied medicine in Berlin until 1911, then moved to Munich where he attended the lessons by Emil Kraepelin and (during summer terms) to Zurich where he attended seminars by Jung and Bleuler.
Indeed, schizophrenia has been associated with profound and persistent cognitive impairment since the disorder was first identified by Emil Kraepelin in 1896 and Eugen Bleuler in 1908.
Bleuler M (1978) The schizophrenic disorders: long-term patient and family studies.
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Ya Kraepelin y Bleuler senalaban la presencia de deficits cognitivos en la esquizofrenia.