The Concept of Schizophrenia

The Concept of Schizophrenia

1st Edition - January 1, 1953

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  • Author: W. F. McAuley
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483226019

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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


    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



    Cortico-hypothalamic Aspects

    Chapter VI.—Diagnosis

    The Primary Symptoms

    Differential Diagnosis

    Chapter VII.—A Survey of Modern Treatments



    Chapter VIII.—Conclusions



Product details

  • No. of pages: 146
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1953
  • Published: January 1, 1953
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483226019

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W. F. McAuley

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