Archives of Diagnosis Volume 6

Archives of Diagnosis Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...Med., Feb., 1913. Among the psychoses produced by toxic-infectious etiology we have in the first place the typical organic reaction in the form of the Korsakoff syndrome, but also conditions which bear a plain relation to these organic reactions and which we have, therefore, called organic deliria. These occur in chronic alcoholism, as a result of large quantities of various drugs, and in infectious diseases at the height of the disease, that is, during the fever. It never occurs without a toxic or other organic etiology. Endogenous features are often not associated with it. but may be, without, however, altering the main features of the clinical picture. There exist evidently mixtures of this with the states which are to follow. In the stage of defervescence of infectious states, a somewhat different clinical picture is observed, in which the exogenous and endogenous features are much more difficult to separate. a picture, however, in which the disorientation and the marked incoherence may be of similar origin as the same symptoms in the organic deliria, but at the same time we must not forget that similar symptoms may occur in purely psychogenic states. We must also remember that the picture, similar to the one now spoken of. may arise upon a nontoxic etiology. These conditions are remarkably mixed with manic features and with symptoms often seen in dementia praecox. They represent, therefore, more than the organic deliria, transitions to the more endogenous forms of psychoses. The hallucinosis, which is very often seen on the basis of a toxic etiology, and which Bleuler's consistency has forced him to regard as in all probability belonging to schizophrenia. is more clo'sely related to the endogenous than to the organic more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236783867
  • 9781236783868