Skip to content

Emil Kraepelin

December 23, 2007

Kraepelin did not coin that term, dimentia praecox (premature dementia), but he did use it. However, there are some writers who urge a return the designation “dementia praecox” (premature dementia). However, my main problem with Kraepelin is an objection to what appears to me (as a layman) to be his reification of mental disorders. He strikes me as an essentialist.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: