The Concept of Schizophrenia - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483200989, 9781483226019

The Concept of Schizophrenia

1st Edition

Authors: W. F. McAuley
eBook ISBN: 9781483226019
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1953
Page Count: 146
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Description

The Concept of Schizophrenia considers the historical background, evolution, and genetic and environmental aspects of schizophrenia.
This book is composed of eight chapters, and begins with a description of the dynamic concept of schizophrenia. The next chapters examine the role of heredity, and social and environmental conditions on human personality. The remaining chapters discuss the neurophysiology, metabolism, diagnosis, and treatment options of this condition. This book will be of value to neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and general practitioners.

Table of Contents


Preface

Foreword

Chapter I.—The Scientific Recognition of Schizophrenia

The Pre-Kraepelin Era

Kraepelin's Dementia Praecox

The Evolution of the Schizophrenic Syndrome

The Pathological Inferences

The Physiological Attributes

Temperament and Body Type

Chapter II.—The Dynamic Concept of Schizophrenia

A Survey of Meyer's Reaction Types

The Experimental Approach

Chapter III.—The Role of Heredity

Chapter IV.—The Impingement of Social and Environmental Conditions upon the Personality

Chapter V.—Neurophysiology and Metabolism

Neurophysiology

Metabolism

Cortico-hypothalamic Aspects

Chapter VI.—Diagnosis

The Primary Symptoms

Differential Diagnosis

Chapter VII.—A Survey of Modern Treatments

Insulin

Leucotomy

Chapter VIII.—Conclusions

Bibliography

Index






Details

No. of pages:
146
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1953
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483226019

About the Author

W. F. McAuley