Article ID: CBB742280715

Personality and mental disorders: sensitive character, melancholic type, and addenda (2023)


Mauricio Viotti Daker (Author)

History of Psychiatry
Volume: 34
Issue: 4
Pages: 369-382
Publication date: 2023
Language: English

A traditional view in psychiatry is that personality disorders or traits are intimately related to primary mental disorders. Psychic functions with common roots might be constitutive of personality and psychosis or other disorders. Hoche held that paranoia, mania and melancholia lie in the normal psyche, and Kraepelin conceded such a view, explicitly implying personality. According to Carl Schneider, endogenous symptom complexes or associations and normal functional associations are fuzzy. Many other psychopathologists emphasize personality characteristics in connection with endogenous or functional psychoses, such as the sensitive and melancholic types. When adopting a continuum view of mental disorders, they behave in a unitary or systemic configuration, corresponding to endogenous-functional dispositions interacting with the milieu and composing personality.

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Authors & Contributors
Borri, Matteo
Babini, Valeria Paola
Beyer, Christof
Caponi, Sandra
Cottebrune, Anne
Decker, Hannah S.
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
History of Psychiatry
History of the Human Sciences
Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Franco Angeli
Oxford University Press
Thoemmes Press
Mental disorders and diseases
Personality disorders
Psychiatric hospitals
Kraepelin, Emil
Rüdin, Ernst
Bumke, Oswald
Freud, Sigmund
Hoch, August
Hoche, Alfred Erich
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
18th century
21st century
United States
Great Britain

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