Mental Disorders: Schizophrenia

  • Benjamin B. Wolman


Schizophrenia is one of the most popular misnomers in the history of psychiatry. This complex and severe psychosis was, for a while, called dementia praecox, a term implying that the patients afflicted by this disorder were demented. In 1911, E. Bleuler changed the name to schizophrenia, implying a splitting of one’s mind.


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