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construction and deconstruction of a disease concept

  title={construction and deconstruction of a disease concept},
  author={V. M. Tang and J. Duffin},
  • V. M. Tang, J. Duffin
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Catatonia is a psychomotor disorder that has gone through numer- ous descriptions since 1874, reflecting the many changes in psychiatric disease con- ceptualization that have occurred within that time frame. Catatonia has been variously described as a distinct disease entity, as a part of schizophrenia, and as a nonspecif- ic manifestation of many disorders. Because of its association with schizophrenia, the description of catatonia was particularly affected by the psychopharmacological era… CONTINUE READING


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