Delusional diagnosis? The history of paranoia as a disease concept in the modern era

  title={Delusional diagnosis? The history of paranoia as a disease concept in the modern era},
  author={Ian Robert Dowbiggin},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={037 - 69}
  • I. Dowbiggin
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Medicine
  • History of Psychiatry

Salvador Dalí in Rem Koolhaas’ Delirious New York

The penultimate chapter of Rem Koolhaas’ Delirious New York (1978) begins with: ‘In the mid-thirties both Salvador Dali and Le Corbusier — they hate each other — visit New York for the first time’.


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While Kraepelin used the historical syndromes of mania and depression, with no appreciable change, as building blocks for his category of manic-depressive insanity, his nosologic system for the psychotic disorders was more innovative and without clear precedent in the prior psychiatric literature.

The Lacanian Concept of Paranoia: An Historical Perspective

Lacan’s privileging of and evolving theoretical views on paranoia provide a structural approach to what he called the “resistant nucleus” of psychosis; his work serves as a counterpoint to the more descriptive neo-Kraepelinian approach of contemporary psychiatric nosology.

The Clinical Features of Paranoia in the 20th Century and Their Representation in Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-III Through DSM-5

  • K. Kendler
  • Psychology, Medicine
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  • 2017
The clinical construct of paranoia/delusional disorder has been somewhat unstable in Western Psychiatry since the turn of the 20th century as reflected in both textbooks and the DSM editions.

History of Schizophrenia

The aim of this article is to comprehensively review the history of concepts of dementia praecox or schizophrenia, and to question critically how much today’s schizophrenia has received the conceptual inheritance from original concepts.

Trastorno delirante: ¿es realmente diferente de la esquizofrenia?

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