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  • M. J. Nolan (a1)

I AM sure it has been the experience of many other observers to come across certain unusual highly-coloured cases of mental disorder, difficult to place correctly in the jig-saw puzzle of insanity. We take very careful note of such cases and try to fit them into their proper places, but here and there the outlines do not correspond and the colour-tones do not blend in, so it is only after great patience we at last get them to fall exactly into the vacant spaces. And so it was with Kraepehin, who revived and restricted the term “paraphrenia” suitable to designate “the morbid forms which are distinguished in their whole course by very definite manifestations of peculiar disturbances of intellect, while lacking enfeeblement of volition and especially of feeling, or at least such symptoms are only feebly indicated.”

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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  • EISSN: 2514-9946
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