Dialogues in Philosophy
Mental and Neuro Sciences

Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences

The official journal of Crossing Dialogues
Volume 15, Issue 1 (December 2022)

The importance of affectivity in paranoia
Robert Percy Smith
Early Twentieth Century sees the conceptual crisis of the distinction between diseases of the intellect and diseases of the affectivity. Paranoia, classically defined as a pure disturbance of the intellect, needs revision. The author of this lecture presents the major ideas on this issue, showing that affective disturbances are present in cases diagnosed as paranoiacs, and that with the arrival of Kraepelin’s concept of dementia praecox, the boundaries and the concept of paranoia enter into question.
History of psychiatry, Psychopathology, Chronic delusion, Systematized delusion, Delusional disorder
Dial Phil Ment Neuro Sci 2021; 15(1): 26-31