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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)
"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)
  • 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)
The expectation that important subtypes exist in dementia praecox (schizophrenia) was built into the earliest conceptualizations of this disorder by Kraepelin and Bleuler. Although the traditional subtypes are still used, more recent biological, psychological, and descriptive-clinical data suggest that quite different approaches to subtyping and subtyping(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)