American Madness

The Rise and Fall of Dementia Praecox

By Noll, Richard

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978-0-67404-739-6
Publisher
Harvard Univ.


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Reviewed on October 14, 2011

Noll (psychology, DeSales Univ.) explores the history of American clinical psychiatry by focusing on a mental disease known as dementia praecox, which was born in the corridors of German psychiatry in the 1890s; became a mental illness outbreak in America; underwent some twists in nomenclature, classification, and treatment; and, by the late 1920s, was displaced by the concept of schizophrenia. The rise and fall of dementia praecox was instrumental in esta...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

on onOctober 14, 2011  |  LJXpress

Noll (psychology, DeSales Univ.) explores the history of American clinical psychiatry by focusing on a mental disease known as dementia praecox, which was born in the corridors of German psychiatry in the 1890s; became a mental illness outbreak in America; underwent some twists in nomenclature, classification, and treatment; and, by the late 1920s, was displaced by the concept of schizophrenia. The rise and fall of dementia praecox was instrumental in esta...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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