delusional insanity

delusional insanity
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  • Moral insanity —    (insanity without hallucinations or delusions). See Prichard, James Cowles (1835).    Distinction between momentary symptom picture and underlying disease process in psychiatry (1844). To some extent, physicians have always been aware that the …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • Moral insanity — (Latin mania sine delirio; French folie raisonnante or folie lucide raisonnante, monomanie affective; German Moralisches Irresein[1]) is a medical diagnosis first described by the French humanitarian and psychiatrist Philippe Pinel in 1806.[2]… …   Wikipedia

  • French Chronic Delusional States —    (from 1909)    In France, there had been a long tradition of regarding delusions as the essence of psychosis, as witnessed in the work of Valentin Magnan. Yet around the time of the First World War, Magnan’s distinction between degenerative… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • Dementia praecox — An article by Eugen Bleuler on dementia praecox (1911) Dementia praecox (a premature dementia or precocious madness ) refers to a chronic, deteriorating psychotic disorder characterized by rapid cognitive disintegration, usually beginning in the… …   Wikipedia

  • paranoia — I noun delusional insanity, delusions, diseased mind, disordered reason, insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, mental aberration, mental disease, phobia, unreasonable fear, unreasonable fright II index insanity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C.… …   Law dictionary

  • de|lu|sion|al — «dih LOO zhuh nuhl», adjective. having to do with or characterized by delusions: »delusional insanity. The text goes on to speak of “delusional beliefs which become the uppermost and guiding theme of the patient s life” (Harper s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paraphrenia —    Karl Kahlbaum coined the term in his Classification of Psychiatric Diseases (Die Gruppirung der psychischen Krankheiten, 1863), to mean both hebephrenia in the young (see Schizophrenia: Emergence) and the dementia of the elderly; his idea was… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • delusion — A belief based upon a concept for which there is no reasonable foundation and which is ordinarily incredible to a sane person. Kimberly s Appeal, 68 Conn 428, 36 A 847. An extreme misconception; partial insanity, sometimes called delusional… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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