Whose Birthday Is It? April 30, 2016

Eugen Bleuler (1857)

Bleuler was a Swiss psychiatrist who in 1908introduced the term “schizophrenia.” Whilestudying schizophrenic patients, Bleulerconcluded that the disease was not one ofdementia, a condition involving organicdeterioration of the brain, but one consisting ofa state of mind in which contradictorytendencies exist together. He argued, against the prevailingopinion, that such patients were not incurable. “Schizophrenia”replaced what term for the disease? More…

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