While he placed great stock in the value of classifying mental illnesses, Kraepelin
was also fascinated by the genetics and biology of the brain and sought, with his colleagues, to identify hereditary or physiological patterns associated with mental illness.
, in 1883, describes schizophrenia and manic depression.
This was typified by the work of Emil Kraepelin
As to my "errors": Anyone who doubts that there was any overlap between Emil Kraepelin
's psychiatry and Freud's should consult Frank Heynick's authoritative Language and its Disturbances in Dreams: The Pioneering Work of Freud and Kraepelin
Updated, published by Wiley in 1993.
Cognitive deficits in schizophrenia: As early as 1896, the eminent German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin
used the term dementia praecox for schizophrenia to imply that the disorder often strikes in adolescence or early adulthood and runs a chronic, lifelong, disabling course.
One hundred years ago, Emil Kraepelin
identified the disorder now known as schizophrenia as dementia praecox, a chronic, unremitting, gradually deteriorating condition, having a progressive downhill course with an end state of dementia and incompetence.
In order to recover from this traumatic experience, Jones went to Munich and enrolled in postgraduate studies in clinical psychiatry with Emil Kraepelin
(1913), for example, said that people with schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses will inevitably experience a progressive downhill course, ending up demented and incompetent.
Here the author opposes Kraepelin
and Jaspers to Sullivan.
, founder of clinical psychology and enemy of Freudian psychoanalysis, here waxes rhapsodic on his frustrated dreams in the poem's most lyrical passage:
A contributing factor to their sad fate consisted undoubtedly in the classification of 'dementia praecox' (later called schizophrenia) as an absolutely incurable degenerative illness, by the 'Godfather' of descriptive biological psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin
(1856-1926), who worked in Munich.
The disease was named after him by his senior mentor at the Munich Medical School, Emil Kraepelin