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Psychosis: a history of the concept.
  • M. D. Beer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Comprehensive psychiatry
  • 1 July 1996
TLDR
The history of the concept of psychosis is traced from the time it was coined in 1845 to the present day, as it then became distinct from psychopathy and neurosis. Expand
The dichotomies: psychosis/neurosis and functional/organic: a historical perspective
  • M. D. Beer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • History of psychiatry
  • 1 June 1996
TLDR
The historical contrast between the so-called functional and the organic disorders will be addressed in this article, as will its relationship to historical and contemporary issues regarding the psychosis-neurosis dichotomy. Expand
Amisulpride augmentation of clozapine: an open non‐randomized study in patients with schizophrenia partially responsive to clozapine
TLDR
Treatment options are very limited for individuals with schizophrenia resistant to clozapine and the hypothesis that amisulpride augmentation would lead to an improvement in patients is tested. Expand
Psychosis: from mental disorder to disease concept
  • M. D. Beer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • History of psychiatry
  • 1 June 1995
This article traces the development of the concept of psychosis from its being coined as a general term for mental disorder in 1845 by the Austrian psychiatrist Ernst von Feuchtersleben until itsExpand
Clinical predictors and patterns of absconding in a low secure challenging behaviour mental health unit
TLDR
The clinical characteristics of patients who abscond from low secure units show similarities with those who abSconding from other psychiatric inpatient settings. Expand
Valuing the past: The importance of an understanding of the history of psychiatry for healthcare professionals, service users and carers.
  • R. Ion, M. D. Beer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of mental health nursing
  • 1 December 2003
TLDR
It is argued that an under-standing of the history of psychiatry can be of practical use to clinicians, service users and carers and to remind us of psychiatry's potential for misuse and the dangers inherent in a view of the world in which psychiatry is simply seen as a benevolent science. Expand
Good practice issues in psychiatric intensive-care units
TLDR
A number of areas of concern were identified, including care issues for informal and female patients, a lack of uniform clinical leadership and a paucity of policies/guidelines for high-risk areas of clinical practice in psychiatric intensive-care units. Expand
Clinical characteristics of patients with self harming behaviour in a low secure mental health unit
Aims : To describe the methods of self harm incidents in a low secure unit population and to identify and compare the clinical characteristics of patients displaying inpatient self harming behavioursExpand
Physical health problems in schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses
TLDR
The importance of monitoring physical problems in patients with serious and enduring mental illnesses is highlighted and good practice points include help with smoking cessation, psycho-education about healthy lifestyle, close liaison between carers and professionals, and regular monitoring of physical health are highlighted. Expand
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