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March 1932

Studien zur Psychologie und Symptomatologie der progressiven Paralyse.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(3):753-754. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230150269015

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This monograph represents a further step in the author's attempts at the understanding of the psychologic mechanisms at work in organic mental diseases. Although the studies reported here have been undertaken in cases of dementia paralytica, the discussion includes a number of allied manifestations, such as the other dementias, Korsakoff syndromes, organic deliria, etc. The point of view taken is that, no matter what the cause of the abnormal mental state may be, the psychic manifestations always preserve a definite dynamic relationship to the central personality structure. The monograph opens with a brief presentation of the author's well known theory of the structure and functions of the human mind with special reference to the mechanisms of language, thought processes and memory. This is followed by a report of the special studies undertaken in these cases. For this purpose a large and representative number of cases of dementia paralytica were subjected

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