By Andreas Marneros, Jules Angst (auth.), Andreas Marneros, Jules Angst (eds.)
This e-book is written via foreign experts on bipolar issues. All fields of this subject are coated: the heritage and the evolution of thoughts of bipolar issues from old Greece to trendy instances. unique quotations of Hippocrates and Aretaeus of Cappadocia, the perspectives of the eu founders of contemporary psychiatry, and sleek operational and organic facts are thought of. The position of character, temperament, interactions, in addition to of neurotransmitter, endocrinological components and different organic parameters are largely mentioned including genetic and epidemiological findings. issues corresponding to `soft spectrum disorders', combined states, schizoaffective bipolars, and long term analysis are generally thought of, and the function of contemporary antipsychotics, antidepressants, and temper stabilizers is one other major aspect of the ebook. designated facets of kids, adults, and women's problems also are mentioned. the prices of remedy of bipolar problems are defined of their personal bankruptcy. during this e-book are available a mix of the classical use in literature of bipolar problems with smooth data-oriented use.
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It is, however, beyond any doubt that the clarification of former views, the systematic descriptions, and the theory are the work of Kraepelin. Mixed states belonged to the core of Kraepelin's "manic-depressive insanity" (Angst and Marneros, 2000, Koukopoulos and Koukopoulos 1999, Marneros 1999). However, it can be assumed that their final clinical description, their categorization and the systematic gathering of data on the topic is the common work of both men. 22 A. Marneros and J. Angst In his slim, 63-page monograph Über die Mischzustände des manisch-depressiven Irreseins, Weygandt (1899) gives a very plastic description of mixed states in a style very similar to that of Kraepelin.