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(1992) Phenomenology, language & schizophrenia, Dordrecht, Springer.

Are latent thought disorders the core of negative schizophrenia?

Winfried Barnett , Christoph Mundt

pp. 240-257

Since its inception as a diagnostic entity, attempts have been made to divide schizophrenia into homogeneous subgroups. Kraepelin (1899) already distinguished more florid symptoms from those that were marked by losses or deficits; the latter were responsible for the term "dementia praecox". Bleuler (1911) is well known and influential in Anglo-American psychiatry and is often viewed as a forefather of the distinction between positive and negative schizophrenia. For example, Pfohl and Andreasen (1986), Crow (1982), and Sommers (1985) see present-day negative symptoms as a reduced version of Bleuler's fundamental or basic symptoms (disturbances of association and affect, ambivalence, and autism).

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DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4613-9329-0_15

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Barnett, W. , Mundt, C. (1992)., Are latent thought disorders the core of negative schizophrenia?, in M. Spitzer, M. A. Schwartz & M. A. Schwartz (eds.), Phenomenology, language & schizophrenia, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 240-257.

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