Kraepelin and His Influence on Modern Classification

  • Roger K. Blashfield

Abstract

Classification became an unpopular topic among American mental-health professionals during the mid-twentieth centry. The best summary of the pejorative connotation of classification is contained in Szasz’s (1961) statement, “Classifiers should be classified, not people.”

Keywords

Fatigue Corn Depression Dementia Dementia Praecox 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger K. Blashfield
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  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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