Bleuler


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Bleuler, Eugen

[bloi′lər]
Etymology: Swiss psychiatrist, 1857-1939
a pioneer investigator in the fields of autism and schizophrenia. Bleuler introduced the term schizophrenia to replace dementia praecox and identified four primary symptoms of schizophrenia, known as Bleuler's "4 As": ambivalence, associative disturbance, autistic thinking, and affective incongruity.
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The key principles that guide our selection rules are simple: courage, innovation, originality," notes Sascha Bleuler, one of the consultants.
1, 2) Bleuler (cited by Siris (3)) studied depressive phenomenona in schizophrenia as early as 1908.
Los planteamientos de Jackson resultaron ser una profunda influencia en la neurologia y fueron inspiradores en pensadores como Bleuler y Freud en psiquiatria, asi como en Penfield y su elaboracion de la moderna epileptologia (9) .
Ronald Laing--like many psychiatrists before him, such as Eugen and Manfred Bleuler, Carl Jung, Harry Stack Sullivan, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, and others--believed that the voice of the schizophrenic should be listened to and deciphered, not silenced with physical "treatments.
These common and prosaic forms of experience probably give rise to a large part of neuroses and psychoses, whose clinical forms, indeed, were defined in this same modern era--you will recall Kraepelin and Bleuler, not forgetting, of course, Freud.
Posteriormente, el psiquiatra suizo Paul Eugene Bleuler (1857-1893) perfecciono el concepto de demencia precoz y lo rebautizo con el nombre de esquizofrenia.
For the "pre-history" of the term autism, particularly as introduced by Eugen Bleuler in 1911 and developed by Piaget in 1923, see Harris 3.
The upsurge in interest in cognitive manifestations of schizophrenia that has been evident in recent decades represents a return to the original characterizations of the disorder by Emil Kraepelin and Eugen Bleuler, who considered disorganized thinking and associative deficits to be its core features, rather than delusions and hallucinations.
The term autism, meaning "living in self," was coined by Swiss Psychiatrist Eugene Bleuler in 1911 to describe self-absorption due to poor social relatedness in schizophrenia.
The term autism was first used by Bleuler to describe a patient who withdrew socially from his environment (Kanner, 1971a).
20) We can trace the lode of psychiatry even further back, to Eugen Bleuler (1857-1939), who in 1911 coined the term schizophrenia and in 1924 published a Natural History of the Soul: the initiator of "mnemism," Bleuler held the mneme to be an essential principle of life and of the psyche.
Ce ne sera qu'un siecle plus tard qu'une telle approche sera reintroduite en psychiatrie par les peres fondateurs de la psychopathologie descriptive: Kraepelin, Bleuler et Jaspers.