Acute and Transient Psychoses by Andreas Marneros, Frank Pillmann

By Andreas Marneros, Frank Pillmann

Acute psychotic issues with a quick period and a normally solid analysis have lengthy intrigued psychiatrists. even if they're integrated in the world over approved diagnostic structures, our knowing of those problems continues to be at a minimum point. This ebook is the 1st entire evaluation in their medical positive aspects, biology, path and long term results. The authors additionally tackle their nosological prestige and impression on our knowing of the continuum of psychotic and affective problems.

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It can be assumed, according to these authors, that one of the earliest papers on the topic was published by Kirby (1913). On the basis of case reports, Kirby adopted the view that the occurrence of catatonic symptoms was not only a phenomenon of dementia praecox, but could also be found in cases of recurrent psychoses with a syndrome shift to manic-depressive episodes during course. Acute onset and a precipitating stressful event were characteristics of the patients described by Kirby. Hoch (1921) described similar cases under the name ‘benign stupor’.

G1 The disorder meets the criteria for one of the affective disorders (F30, F31, F32) of moderate or severe degree, as specified for each category. g. has visited other worlds; can control the clouds by breathing in and out; can communicate with plants or animals without speaking r grossly irrelevant or incoherent speech, or frequent use of neologisms r intermittent but frequent appearance of some forms of catatonic behaviour, such as posturing, waxy flexibility and negativism G3 Criteria G1 and G2 above must be met within the same episode of the disorder, and concurrently for at least part of the episode.

They also have similar patterns of course and a similar response to treatment and prophylaxis as the pure affective bipolar disorders. , 1989a,b, 1990a, b, 1991b). From a clinical point of view, schizoaffective disorders are, in spite of some overlaps, not identical to ICD-10 ATPD or DSM-IV ‘Brief Psychosis’. The mandatory presence of a full affective syndrome is the most important defining element that separates schizoaffective disorders from Brief and Acute Psychoses. But they are also not identical to ‘cycloid’, ‘reactive’, ‘atypical’ psychoses or ‘bouff´ee d´elirante’ (Leonhard, 1983; Perris, 1986; Pichot, 1986a; Str¨omgren, 1986; Perris and Eisemann, 1989).

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