Wernicke’s Psychiatry in Contrast with Kraepelin’s Psychiatry

  • Karl Leonhard


Soon after the 8th edition of his text book had appeared, Kraepelin’s psychiatry spread throughout the world; Wernicke’s psychiatry was almost completely forgotten. This ignoring of the latter author is probably in part due to the fact that he repeatedly deduced the psychoses from “sejunctions” in the brain and used the rather inappropriate terms of: autopsychoses, somatopsychoses, allopsychoses. For instance, he named the happiness psychosis, which will be mentioned below: “expansive Autopsychose durch autochtone Ideen”.


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  1. Kraepelin, E. (1913) Psychiatrie, 8th ed., Leipzig, BarthGoogle Scholar
  2. Wernicke, K. (1900) Grundriß der Psychiatrie, Leipzig, ThiemeGoogle Scholar
  3. Leonhard, K. (1979) The Classification of Endogenous Psychoses, 5th ed., New York, London, Sydney, Toronto, Irvington Publ.Inc.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Leonhard
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Humboldt UniversityBerlinGDR
  2. 2.NervenklinikBerlinGermany

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