Learn More
It has been estimated that 30% to 70% of children who are diagnosed as having attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will continue to show symptoms of the condition as adults. Since the prevalence of ADHD among school children may be 3% or more, its prevalence among adults may be 1% or 2%. The third revised edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical(More)
  • L Bellak
  • 1979
Brief psychotherapy is predicated upon a thorough knowledge of psychodynamics and careful conceptualization of each individual's psychopathology. Areas and methods of intervention must be concisely selected and clearly goal-related. As a modality, I see brief therapy relating to traditional therapy the way a short story relates to a novel. It takes special(More)
This article is an editor's introduction to the theme of an issue of the Schizophrenia Bulletin devoted to subgroups of the schizophrenic syndrome. The issue includes articles on subtyping from various points of view: neurological, genetic, biochemical, and descriptive. It is hoped that the wide range of findings being applied in ongoing classificatory(More)
  • L Bellak
  • 1976
Supported by extensive clinical data of three generations, the hypothesis is advanced that Minimal Brain Dysfunction is the major etiologic and pathogenic factor for one subgroup of adult schizophrenics. Genetic factors apparently play the main but not exclusive role. Pathogenic as well as diagnostic, therapeutic, prognostic, and preventive aspects are(More)
  • L Bellak
  • 1981
Brief psychoanalytic psychotherapy of depression must be predicated upon a clear conceptualization of the 10 main factors which play the dominant role in all depressions, though in differing rank order for each depression, namely: problems of self-esteem, a severe superego, aggression manifesting itself mostly as intra-aggression, a feeling of loss, a sense(More)
"Attention deficit disorder (ADD) psychosis" merits delineation as a separate entity. It constitutes the end result of the effects of a certain particular neurological deficit (ADD) on personality organization. It is my belief that about 10 percent of psychoses currently diagnosed most often schizophrenic and sometimes affective psychosis must best be(More)
The hypothesis is advanced that certain psychoses in adults devolve from attention deficit disorder (ADD), which has a fundamental impact on cognitive and social development and thus affects personality structure and psychodynamics. This 'ADD psychosis' often masquerades as schizophrenia or an affective disorder and hence is frequently misdiagnosed,(More)