Jaspers, Kurt Schneider and the Heidelberg school of psychiatry

  title={Jaspers, Kurt Schneider and the Heidelberg school of psychiatry},
  author={Werner Janzarik and Roberto Viviani and Germ{\'a}n E. Berr{\'i}os},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={241 - 252}
The psychiatric tradition of Heidelberg goes back to Kraepelin. Its psychopathological orientation was established by Jaspers and developed by K. Schneider. The relationship between these two men is explored through an analysis of their correspondence, which lasted for more than fifty years. 

One hundred years of limited impact of Jaspers' General Psychopathology on US psychiatry.

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  • J. de Leon
  • Psychology
    The Journal of nervous and mental disease
  • 2021
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One Hundred Years of Limited Impact of Jaspers’ General Psychopathology on US Psychiatry

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  • Psychology, Medicine
    The Journal of nervous and mental disease
  • 2014
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    Schizophrenia bulletin
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