Michael von Cranach

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The reliability of DSM-III diagnoses using an expanded version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS), called the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI), was evaluated by examining 60 psychiatric inpatients on a test-retest basis. Acceptable agreement coefficients of (kappa) 0.5 or above were found for all but two disorders: dysthymic(More)
Some further developments of the PSE and CATEGO system are reported. The shorter ninth revision of the PSE, together with its glossary of definitions of symptoms, has proved useful in skilled hands and certain sources of error in the eighth edition have been reduced. The Syndrome Check List and Aetiology Schedule have proved useful in decreasing the number(More)
The perception and recognition of faces, mimic expression and gestures were investigated in normal subjects and schizophrenic patients by means of a movie test described in a previous report (Berndl et al. 1986). The error scores were compared with results from a semi-quantitative evaluation of psychopathological symptoms and with some data from the case(More)
Ziel der vorliegenden Untersuchung ist es, die Beteiligung der Heil- und Pflegeanstalt Günzburg an der Durchführung der „regionalisierten Euthanasie“ zu analysieren. Anhand definierter Kriterien wurden Patientenakten der zwischen Juli 1941 und Dezember 1943 in der Heil- und Pflegeanstalt Günzburg verstorbenen Patienten auf das Vorhandensein von Kriterien,(More)
An unselected series of 100 psychiatric inpatient admissions were interviewed at admission by a psychiatrist using the German version of the PSE (Present State Examination), with a second psychiatrist as an observer. The diagnostic agreement between the two project psychiatrists was considerably higher than the agreement between clinicians and CATEGO, a(More)
Modern services for persons with disorders resulting from psychoactive drug abuse must conform to the complexity of their needs. Low threshold access, standards for the prescription of opiates, out-patient, in-patient and day-hospital detoxification, rehabilitation and abstinence oriented strategies are fundamental prerequisites. The quality of services for(More)
Under the Euthanasia Program of Nazi Germany, more than 200,000 psychiatric patients were killed by doctors in psychiatric institutions. After summarising the historical facts and the slow and still going-on process of illuminating and understanding what happened, some ethical consequences are drawn. What can we learn from history? The following aspects are(More)
Modern services for persons with disorders resulting from psychoactive drug abuse must conform to the complexity of their needs. Low threshold access, standards for the prescription of opiates, out-patient, in-patient and day-hospital detoxification, rehabilitation and abstinence oriented strategies are fundamental prerequisites. The quality of services for(More)
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