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Affective psychosis

Affective psychosis - endogenous mental illness that is characterized by recurrent and spontaneously occurring affective phases (depression, mania, mixed states), their complete reversibility with the onset of recovery, and restoration intermission all mental functions. Definition of affective psychosis meets all the criteria of endogenous diseases previously attributed to the TIR (cyclophrenia, circular psychosis, flowing phase unipolar or bipolar disorder). Affective psychosis manifested exclusively affective phases of varying degrees of depth and duration. In accordance with the ICD-10 diagnostic

Diagnosis and treatment of affective psychosis

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS endogenous affective psychosis should be differentiated from schizophrenia (circular shape), where in the disease onset may experience depressive or manic state. However, in schizophrenia there is no typical affective psychoses development of the clinical picture with a sense of "vital anguish" daily fluctuations in mood while there are characteristic disturbances of thinking with the "cliff" thoughts "parallel thoughts", and subsequently develop psychosis with symptoms of mental automatism and symptoms "first rank" (and K. Schneider). For further progression of the presence of endogenous process

Manifestations of affective phases: mania, cyclothymia, dysthymia

Mania Mania (from Greek.????? - Madness, frenzy) is the direct opposite of depression. Characteristic features of mania (hyperthymia) are increased (expansive) mood, accelerating the flow of ideas, associations, and motor agitation. This "triad" of the main symptoms, as well as depressive "triad" affectivity reveals a different degree of intensity of manifestations and different combinations of proportions within its individual components. In some cases, elevated mood prevails, in others to the forefront acceleration associative process, but may prevail and doors

Manifestations of affective phases: depression

Depression Depression by Kraepelin, characterized by a triad of symptoms of mental activity inhibition: affective, ideational and motor braking. In the modern sense of depression - is depressed, pessimistic, sad mood, which may deepen to the extent expressed dejection vague feeling of hopelessness and some impending disaster, as well as physically painful sensations "heartache." As I thought I. Glyattsel (1982), a typical characteristic of endogenous depression symptom complex includes three registers existing in this pathology. First - psychopathological, comprising
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