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Autoprotective efforts of schizophrenics have hardly been systematically investigated until now, although the role of coping processes in regard to numerous psychic disorders is increasingly recognized. The investigation of autoprotective efforts, however, is of special significance in view of the different current formulations of the vulnerability stress(More)
New experimental findings show that schizophrenics, as well as some of their non-schizophrenic relatives, manifest basic cognitive disorders defined in terms of variables from the field of experimental psychology. These basic disorders can be regarded as markers--if not, indeed, as psychological manifestations--of vulnerability to schizophrenia. They can be(More)
The essential result of our study is that crimes of violence committed by mentally ill and by mentally retarded are quantitatively proportional to the number of crimes of violence committed by the total population. In affective psychoses and mental retardation, the risk of committing an act of violence, which had to be calculated on the basis of inexact(More)
Starting from a case of marked pain insensitivity in a patient suffering from catatonic schizophrenia we state in this paper that analgesia seems to be an ubiquitous phenomenon which is not only caused by physical disorders of the central nervous system. Different models of interpretation as to be found in scientific literature are reviewed. On the basis of(More)
  • W. Böker
  • Schweizer Archiv für Neurologie, Neurochirurgie…
  • 1982
A great variety of therapeutic models and alternative ways of taking care of the mentally disturbed have lately made the future of the independent psychiatric hospital rather uncertain. Out-patient and partially in-patient facilities, psychiatric wards within the frame of general hospitals, the transfer of chronic cases to non-psychiatric nursing homes, and(More)