Report from the Pathological Department of Clinical Psychiatry - Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane Volume N . 4

Report from the Pathological Department of Clinical Psychiatry - Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane Volume N . 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...no desires. The various types of this disease were as follows: Men. 11 paranoid form, 4 hebephrenic form, 3 catatonic form. Women. 3 paranoid form, 1 hebephrenic form, 5 catatonic form. The following was the termination of this group after one year: Recovery in 11.1 per cent., improvement in 40.7 per cent., and death in 7.4 per cent. The causes of death were as follows: 1 exhaustion, 1 pulmonary tuberculosis. Intoxication Psychoses. This group was represented by 7.2 per cent, of the admissions; 12.2 per cent, represented the men and 1.3 per cent, the women. The various types found under this group were as follows: Alcoholic mania, 10 cases; alcoholic dementia, 4 eases; alcoholic pseudoparesis, 2 cases; alcoholic paranoia, 2 cases; morphinomania, 2 cases; lead intoxication, 1 case. Paresis. This group of psychoses was represented by 6.8 per cent, of the admissions, 10.4 per cent, representing the men and 2.7 per cent, the women. The following is a summary of the points found: 1. Men were much more frequently affected than women. 2. The largest number of cases occurred between the 35th and the 45th year of age. 3. Married men were much more frequently affected than single men. All the women were married. 4. Thirty-six per cent, of the cases died within one year after admission to the institution. 5. The most frequent occupations represented were railroaders and laborers. 6. Heredity of indirect type was probably a not infrequent predisposing element in the disease. A psychosis in the immediate ancestry was exceedingly infrequent. 7. Syphilis was the fundamental cause with alcoholic excesses and mental stress as the determining causes. 8. The disease was usually well advanced before a diagnosis was made and the patient committed to the institution....show more

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  • 9781236631152