Do Akiskal & Mallya's affective temperaments belong to the domain of pathology or to that of normality?

@article{Rovai2013DoA,
  title={Do Akiskal & Mallya's affective temperaments belong to the domain of pathology or to that of normality?},
  author={Luca Rovai and Angelo Giovanni Icro Maremmani and Fabio Rugani and Silvia Bacciardi and Matteo Pacini and Lilliana Dell'Osso and Hagop Souren Akiskal and Icro Maremmani},
  journal={European review for medical and pharmacological sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 15},
  pages={2065-79}
}
BACKGROUND Kraepelin and Kretschmer hypothesized a continuum between full-blown affective pathology and premorbid temperaments. More recently Akiskal proposed a putative adaptive role for the four fundamental temperaments: the hyperthymic one characterized by emotional intensity, the cyclothymic one by emotional instability, the depressive one by a low energy level, and the irritable one by an excessive response to stimuli. Today it is widely debated whether affective temperaments belong to the… CONTINUE READING
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