The Diagnosis of Schizophrenia According to Kraepelin

  • António Gamito Serviço de Psiquiatria; Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE
Palavras-chave: Kraepelin, Esquizofrenia, dementia praecox

Resumo

Kraepelin's methodology and clinical descriptions are still influential in the XXIst century psychiatry. Concerning schizophrenia, the author questions the internal cohesion and predicitve validity of the actual "phenotypes", returning to Kraepelin's concepts regarding the psychopathology and evolution of the disease. The author suggests that the validation of such concepts could influence research and clinical practice.
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2005-06-01
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