The author describes the 12-year history of a functional (endogenous) psychosis in a 25-year-old woman and the subsequent full social remission. The central symptom in the case history is the delusion that the patient has already lived through this life once. This delusion appears as the experience of reduplication, differing from that of déjà vu, based on… (More)
The authors describe the psychosis of both parents and their three daughters. The psychosis of the father and three daughters corresponds to the paranoid schizophrenias (more specifically, the affective paraphrenias), while the mother's psychosis is largely the result of induction. All 3 daughters suffer from surgically confirmed Stein-Leventhal syndrome.… (More)
To study the effects of beta-endorphin in chronic schizophrenia, nine male patients participated in a double-blind crossover comparison of a single intravenous 20-mg injection of beta-endorphin and saline. Bolus injection of beta-endorphin from an albumin-coated syringe produced markedly higher plasma concentrations than did slow intravenous infusion from a… (More)
As regards the clinical psychopathological diagnostics, Leonhard's classification of endogenous psychoses published in 1957 contained description of a detailed nosology with claims that the diagnostic categories included in this classification system involve differentiated predictions of course and outcome of the illness. The principal investigator (BP)… (More)
The DCR Budapest-Nashville was developed by adopting a differentiated concept of the 'full disease entity'. The so-called small disease entity is a preliminary stage in the search for more complicated disease entities. In its present form, the DCR is a diagnostic method for identifying small disease entities in the spectrum of reactive (i.e. psychogenic)… (More)
A psychometric scale based upon phenomenological descriptions was constructed for approaching the emotional depth dimension of personality. Some nosological groups of endogenous psychoses tested in the frame of a controlled follow-up study were characterized by psychometric values which might be discussed both in relation to prepsychotic personality and to… (More)
A follow-up study was made in groups of female neurotic, depressive, periodic catatonic, hypertonic, hyperthyreotic patients and normal control subjects using self-rating questionnaires to assess disposition, depressivity, neuroticism and subclinical symptoms. The subclinical symptoms scale (Sub-S) was elaborated on the basis of Huber's pure defect. We… (More)
After a brief survey of catamnestic studies of the endogenous psychoses and on the basis of his own experiences, the author proposes a three-dimensional (periodization, polarity, deterioration) assessment of the formal characteristics of the course of illness, making a theoretical distinction between these and the characteristics of the outcome.