dementia praecox


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dementia praecox

[də′men·chə ′prē‚käks]
(psychology)
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"A hasty examination showed that most of the patient population had [no] dementia praecox to a greater extent than in Germany and that therefore race, climate and living conditions had no decisive influence on the origin of this disease.
(1919) Dementia Praecox and Paraphrenia (transl.R.M.Barclay) (1971edn).
Although Kraepelin admits the presence of catatonic symptoms in manic-depressive disorders, he promotes the idea of catatonia being the main symptom of dementia praecox (2).
Initially described as "dementia praecox" in the late 1800s, the diagnosis of schizophrenia typically occurs in the early 20s.
With this case history Morel became the first psychiatrist to use the term dementia praecox, later popularized by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin.
Margolick quotes Burns from a speech: "reading [Joyce] was like 'watching an advance[d] case of dementia praecox'" (33).
American madness; the rise and fall of dementia praecox.

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