Bleuler, Eugen

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Bleuler, Eugen

(bloy′lĕr, oy′gĕn)
[1857–1939]
Swiss psychiatrist known for studies on schizophrenia.
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But then came the time for instruction in psychiatry afforded me by Eugen Bleuler [1857-1939].
The famous Eugen Bleuler (whose sister suffered from schizophrenia) was prescient when a century ago he published his classic book titled Dementia Praecox or the Group of Schizophrenias.
In 1911, the Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler used the term "autism" in a book about dementia praecox, a debilitating psychotic disorder that was synonymous with stigma, hopelessness, and institutionalization.
In 1911, Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler renamed dementia praecox "schizophrenia." By then, Morel had been written out of the history of schizophrenia as a disease concept, an undeserving casualty of the widespread celebration of all things German in medicine.
There are many other errors, particularly concerning Freud and the psychiatrists Eugen Bleuler and Carl Gustav Jung, that I could comment on, but I think I have made my point.
Depressive symptoms have been recognized as part of schizophrenia since the latter was first described by Eugen Bleuler. However only with the DSM-IV was this comorbidity granted a measure of official status, with "postpsychotic depressive disorder of schizophrenia"--a major mood episode during the residual phase of the psychotic disorder--listed in the appendix as worthy of further study.
Far from rejecting Freud's theories, Eugen Bleuler, the predecessor of Carl Gustav Jung at Zurich's Burgholzli Psychiatric Clinic, belonged to his first supporters.