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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Medical psychiatry

BEFORE

c.50 BCE Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius uses the term “dementia” to mean “being out of one’s mind.”

1874 Wilhelm Wundt, Kraepelin’s tutor, publishes Principles of Physiological Psychology.

AFTER

1908 Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler coins the term “schizophrenia,” from the Greek words skhizein (to split) and phren (the mind).

1948 The World Health Authority (WHO) includes Kraepelin’s classifications of mental illnesses in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

1950s Chlorpromazine, the first antipsychotic drug, is used to treat schizophrenia.

German physician Emil Kraepelin believed that the ...

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