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Question Bank: History of Psychiatry

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Starting from today, questions from past papers will be posted on a daily basis. Please post your answer, one per post, with a reference if needed and an interesting piece of information associated with the answer. Start your post with the Question number.

Q1 The word ‘schizophrenia’ was coined by

a) Bleuler

B) Kraepelin

c) Schneider

d) Kahlbaum

e) Cade

Q2 The word ‘catatonia’ is associated with

a) Bleuler

B) Kraepelin

c) Schneider

d) Kahlbaum

e) Cade

Q3 The phrase ‘dementia precox’ was popularised by

a) Bleuler

B) Kraepelin

c) Schneider

d) Kahlbaum

e) Cade

Q4 The concept of ‘schizoaffective psychosis’ is associated with

a) Hecker

B) Kasanin

c) Kraepelin

d) Kahlbaum

e) Schneider

Q5 Which of the following is associated with the treatment of mania with lithium?

a) Biltz

B) Cade

c) Delay and Deniker

d) Janssen

e) Kane

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Now we are talking business WM ;)

1. Bleuler

The Swiss psychiatrist, Eugen Bleuler, coined the term, 'schizophrenia' in 1911. He was also the first to describe the symptoms as 'positive' or 'negative.' Bleuler changed the name to schizophrenia as it was obvious that Krapelin's name was misleading as the illness was not a dementia (it did not always lead to mental deterioration) and could sometimes occur late as well as early in life.

http://www.schizophrenia.com/history.htm

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3. Kraepelin

One of the first to classify the mental disorders into different categories was the German physician, Emile Kraepelin. Dr. Kraepelin used the term 'dementia praecox' for individuals who had symptoms that we now associate with schizophrenia.

The nonspecific concept of madness has been around for many thousands of years and schizophrenia was only classified as a distinct mental disorder by Kraepelin in 1887. He was the first to make a distinction in the psychotic disorders between what he called dementia praecox and manic depression. Kraepelin believed that dementia praecox was primarily a disease of the brain, and particularly a form of dementia. Kraepelin named the disorder 'dementia praecox' (early dementia) to distinguish it from other forms of dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease) which typically occur late in life. He used this term because his studies focused on young adults with dementia.

http://www.schizophrenia.com/history.htm

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2. Kahlbaum

Since its original description, catatonia has remained a poorly defined clinical condition that is characterized by disturbed motor behavior in the presence of severe mental illness. In 1874, the term 'catatonia' was coined by Kahlbaum to describe a syndrome 'with a cyclic, alternating course in which mental symptoms are consecutively as follows: melancholy, mania, stupor, confusion, and eventually, dementia'

http://www.medlink.com/medlinkcontent.asp

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Thanks so much WM! [smiley=thanks.gif]

Can we have the same thing for Paper 2 as well :D

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Thanks so much WM! [smiley=thanks.gif]

[highlight]Can we have the same thing for Paper 2 as well[/highlight] :D

i second that.........!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

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Hi WM

1-In May 2009 you promised to collect a PDF file of all paper one question bank, but you didn't. SEE BELOW:

Re: question BANK 2009/04/09 16:13 Karma: 8

All the questions are listed elsewhere in this forum.

I've compiled a free document of the questions. Needs tidying up. Online next week. Please note: although no board code and smiley buttons are shown, they are still usable.

2-you also said in May 2009 that you are going to post a few questions from past papers everyday, but instead you just sent 5-10 questions ( the above questions) and not more. :huh:

IT IS SHAME THAT HOW EASY YOU FORGET WHAT YOU HAVE PROMISSED TO ALL DESPERATE JUNIOR DOCTORS. :angry:

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Hi WM

1-In May 2009 you promised to collect a PDF file of all paper one question bank, but you didn't. SEE BELOW:

Re: question BANK 2009/04/09 16:13 Karma: 8

All the questions are listed elsewhere in this forum.

I've compiled a free document of the questions. Needs tidying up. Online next week. Please note: although no board code and smiley buttons are shown, they are still usable.

2-you also said in May 2009 that you are going to post a few questions from past papers everyday, but instead you just sent 5-10 questions ( the above questions) and not more. :huh:

IT IS SHAME THAT HOW EASY YOU FORGET WHAT YOU HAVE PROMISSED TO ALL DESPERATE JUNIOR DOCTORS. :angry:

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