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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. M. T. Tsuang, A. Marneros
    Pages 1-7
  3. M. T. Tsuang, J. C. Simpson, J. A. Fleming
    Pages 50-62
  4. G. Winokur, A. Kadrmas, R. Crowe
    Pages 115-122
  5. A. Marneros, A. Deister, A. Rohde
    Pages 123-142
  6. A. Marneros, A. Rohde, A. Deister, A. Risse
    Pages 143-154
  7. A. Marneros, A. Rohde, A. Deister, A. Risse
    Pages 155-163
  8. G. Gross, G. Huber, R. Schüttler
    Pages 164-178
  9. G. Gross, G. Huber, B. Armbruster
    Pages 188-203
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 319-325

About these proceedings

Introduction

An "intermediate area" between schizophrenia and affective psychoses­ the socalIed cases-in-between - has always been ofhigh interest. Aware of the problem of classifying such cases, Emil Kraepelin, Eugen Bleuler, and Kurt Schneider had already raised questions as weIl as provided answers. French psychiatry from Magnan to modem times developed its own classification ofthis area, while Scandinavian psychiatry sometimes went its own way or adapted and modified the concepts of other European schools. American psychiatry coined the name given this group of psychoses today: "schizoaffective psychoses. " But what exactly are schizoaffective psychoses? Do we perhaps have one term for many different states and conditions? Or many terms for one and the same condition? Or have we created one term to designate one condition or perhaps only apart of one and the same condition? We must endeavor to find answers to these questions. Independently of the answers which have already been offered, however, one thing is absolutely certain: Psychiatrie research cannot ignore schizoaffective conditions any more, for it is possible that this kind of "atypical" psychosis is the key to understanding the "typical" ones. Neither can the clinician any more than the researcher disregard schizoaffective psychoses any longer: A patient diagnosed as having a schizoaffective psychosis will probably have a different outcome, a different treatment, and a different prophylaxis from a patient diagnosed as having schizophrenia or a pure affective psychosis.

Keywords

diagnosis prevention psychiatry psychosis psychotic disorder schizophrenia

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Marneros
    • 1
  • Ming T. Tsuang
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychiatrische UniversitätsklinikBonn 1Germany
  2. 2.Harvard Schools of Medicine and Public HealthBrockton/West Roxbury VA Medical CenterBrocktonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-71443-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71445-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71443-6
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