The Schizophrenic and His Family

  • Christian Müller

Abstract

Each of us has his own opinion of what schizophrenia is or is not. This term, coined by Eugen Bleuler (1912) and which has replaced the even more shocking dementia praecox, awakens in each of us, according to his experience, his level of knowledge, and his profession, associations which turn on mental alienation, derangement, and insanity, but also loss of a sense of reality, paralogical thinking, and autism (Bleuler 1911). Schizophrenic existence is a dramatic distortion, misfortune, and loss, and words such as benishtedness may iustifiablv be used to describe such an existence.

Keywords

Dementia Schizophrenia Defend Blindness Calis 

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