Dementia praecox and paraphrenia

  title={Dementia praecox and paraphrenia},
  author={Emil Kraepelin},
The German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin (1856 - 1926) is justly called "the father of modern psychiatry". He was the first to identify dementia praecox (schizophrenia) and manic-depression, and he pioneered the use of drugs to treat mental illness. He was also joint discoverer of Alzheimer's disease - which he named after his collaborator, Dr Alois Alzheimer. Kraepelin presented these and other discoveries in successive editions of his "Psychiatrie: Ein Lehrbuch" (definitive 8th edition also now… Expand
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  • R. Zec
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
  • 2005
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  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Schizophrenia bulletin
  • 2020
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