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Historical overview: Kraepelin's impact on psychiatry

Healy, David, Harris, Margaret, Farquhar, Fiona, Linden, Stefanie ORCID: and Le Noury, Joanna 2008. Historical overview: Kraepelin's impact on psychiatry. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 258 (S2) , pp. 18-24. 10.1007/s00406-008-2003-4

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This paper reviews the importance Emil Kraepelin put on disease course as a classificatory principle. It then outlines the academic reception of Kraepelin's disease entities outside Germany, charts the uptake of his diagnostic concepts within clinical practice in Britain, and compares data on admissions for bipolar disorders, involutional melancholia and postpartum psychoses to the North Wales asylum during the period Kraepelin was working to data on contemporary admissions in an effort to shed further light on the validity of his diagnostic concepts.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0940-1334
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 09:43

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