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The term Amentia has had various connotations during the history of Psychiatry ?

Theodor Meynert, Freud‘s professor in medical school in Vienna, used it to describe the paranoid states.

Later the Viennese school used the term Amentia for acute hallucinatory confusion. At the present time, this term is used in relation to primary mental deficiency, and as diagnosis for “delirium“.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, MD)

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