Paranoid Syndrome and its Relation to Axial Dispo-sitions

Authors: Ľ. Forgáčová
Authors‘ workplace: Psychiatrická klinika IVZ, Bratislava, prednosta MUDr. A. Rakús
Published in: Čes. a slov. Psychiat., , 1999, No. 5, pp. 306-311.


Paranoid syndrome belongs to basic psychopathological syndromes and pa-ranoid delusion to basic psychopathological symptoms. From the view pointof psychopathological research only little attention is focused on these fun-damental topics in psychiatry. Paranoid states represent one of the mostimportant theoretical problems; therefore only systematic psychopathologi-cal research can head to a better understanding of its origin and develop-ment. There is no doubt about the great importance of the works of classicalpsychiatrists, nevertheless the integrated approach of the Vienna researchgroup to paranoid conditions can be useful. A concept of this group discussesinterrelations between syndromes on the vertical axis where the syndromesare listed hierarchically according to their nosological specificity. This con-ception points out the participation of hidden axial dispositions in the com-plex pathogenetic processes and permits to explain many clinicalexperiences. It is possible, that an efficient method which help to describeempirical clinical observations on scientific basis will be developed.

Key words:
paranoid syndrome, axial syndromes, paranoid states, Viennaresearch group.

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