Posts Tagged Under: schizophrenia


Lobotomy

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the first Lobotomy was performed by Egas Moniz in 1936 ?

It consists of the surgical section of certain nerve fibers of cerebral lobes.

Lobotomy was once widely used, particularly in the psychotic patient, as schizophrenics, but now practically not used by the poor results obtained.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Electric Convulsive Treatment

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in 1938 Cerletti and Bini in Italy introduce Electric Convulsive Treatment ?

It was based in the belief that schizophrenia and epilepsy do not occur together. Later studies questioned that.

Electric Convulsive Treatment o Electroshock is a small electric shock to induce an epilepsy seizure in the patient.
The frequency is variable, but usually given three times a week for a fortnight or a month.

In the past Electric Convulsive Treatment or Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) was used for different mental illnesses. Currently it is only prescribed for stubborn cases of depression or schizophrenia who are unresponsive to less invasive treatments. Nowadays electroshock is applied under anesthesia.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

Electric Convulsive Treatment

 

 

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The Name of Schizophrenia (English)

"Eugen Bleuler"
Eugen Bleuler

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the name of Schizophrenia was coined in 1908, referring to the disconnection or splitting of the psychic functions, which is believed to be an outstanding symptom of  this illness ?

The term Schizophrenia was coined by Eugen Bleuler, the.Swiss psychiatrist.

Before that, in 1896 Emil Kraepelin called it Dementia Praecox. This term was based on the early onset of the tendency toward a deteriorating course.

The Schizophrenia disorders are a mental disorder with a tendency toward chronicity which impairs functioning and which characterized by psychotic symptoms involving disturbances of thinking, feeling, and behavior.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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