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The madness of fear : history of catatonia / Edward Shorter, PhD, FRSC (Jason A. Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada); Max Fink, MD (Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Emeritus, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York, USA).

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New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]

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xi, 212 pages ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-196) and index.


Introduction -- Catatonia before Kahlbaum -- Karl Kahlbaum -- Emil Kraepelin -- Eugen Bleuler -- Kidnapped! -- Psychology -- Delirious mania and febrile catatonia -- The neuroleptic malignant syndrome -- Symptoms and diagnoses -- Catatonia in DSM-III and after -- New faces of catatonia? -- Treatments -- L'envoi.


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