Bipolar Disorders. 100 Years after Manic-Depressive Insanity

Bipolar Disorders. 100 Years after Manic-Depressive Insanity

Andreas Marneros, Jules Angst


100 years in the past - in 1899 - Emil Kraepelin, Professor of Psychiatry in Heidelberg and later in Munich - created, in extremely important items of labor, the idea that of "manisch-depressives Irresein" ("manic-depressive insanity"). the 1st was once entitled Die klinische Stellung der Melancholie(The medical place of Melancholia), and the second one ebook used to be the 6th version of his textbook. within the similar 12 months Kraepelin's student and colleague, Wilhelm Weygandt, released his publication Uber die Mischzustande des Manisch- Depressiven Irreseins (On the combined States of Manic-Depressive Insanity). A century after Kraepelin's construction of "manic-depressive insanity", we have fun. is that this sensible? We think it truly is firmly demonstrated that the "folie circulaire" of Jean-Pierre Falret or the "folie a double forme" of Jules Baillarger differs from recurrent melancholy, that's additionally diverse from Kraepelin's "manic-depressive insanity". but the reply to the query of xvi Preface if it is acceptable to have a good time is obvious: sure. This not just as the paintings of Emil Kraepelin is key within the real experience of the observe. There may be without doubt that Emil Kraepelin is an important founding father of glossy psychiatry. only one of the various purposes for this opinion is his huge, immense contribution to the definition, description and analysis of affective issues.

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