The Kraepelinian dichotomy: the twin pillars crumbling?

@article{Greene2007TheKD,
  title={The Kraepelinian dichotomy: the twin pillars crumbling?},
  author={Talya Greene},
  journal={History of psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 71 Pt 3},
  pages={
          361-79
        }
}
Emil Kraepelin's view that psychotic disorders are naturally-occurring disease entities, and that dementia praecox and manic-depressive psychosis represent two different diseases, has been hugely influential on classificatory systems for psychosis. Corresponding to the Kraepelinian dichotomy, those systems generally differentiated schizophrenia from affective psychosis. This paper examines the debate that took place between 1980 and 2000 regarding this differentiation. During the 1980s, the… CONTINUE READING

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