Paranoid Syndrome and its Relation to Axial Dispo-sitions
Psychiatrická klinika IVZ, Bratislava, prednosta MUDr. A. Rakús
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.
paranoid syndrome, axial syndromes, paranoid states, Viennaresearch group.
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