Handbook of Depression and Anxiety: A Biological Approach, by Siegfried Kasper, Johan A. den Boer, J.M. Ad Sitsen
By Siegfried Kasper, Johan A. den Boer, J.M. Ad Sitsen
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In addition to the circular and simple disorders, amentia, and milder mood disorders, Kraepelin also refers to mixed pictures. These cases exhibit characteristics resembling the mixed episodes of contemporary bipolar disorder. He also refers to the so-called “ground states” (Grundzusta¨nde; predisposing personality traits), which form the basis for the development of mood disorders . Kraepelin distinguished four ground states: depressive, manic, irritable (erregbare), and cyclothymic. Finally, a distinction was made between this group and the form of melancholia associated with a decline due to the effects of aging (Ru¨ckbildungsalter; involution).
Usually all morbid manifestations completely disappear; but where that is exceptionally not the case, only a rather slight, peculiar psychic weakness develops, which is just as common to the types here taken together as it is different from dementias in diseases of other kinds . At the onset of the illness, it can be extremely difﬁcult to reach a correct diagnosis. Some things to go by are age at onset (younger than 20 or beyond middle age) and a conﬁrmed family history. There is also the premorbid character that, in the case of manic-depressive illness, is weak, susceptible, dejected, and lacking in self-conﬁdence .
In addition, Jones stressed the reality of intolerance to exertion, for which extensive physiological studies failed to provide an explanation. He therefore spoke of an effort phobia. Jones’ investigations had demonstrated that effort phobic patients quit exerting themselves long before they reach their physiological limit, as expressed by a slightly smaller increase in the lactate level relative to a normal control group following the subjective maximum of exertion. The debate can be summarized by stating that the variation in nomenclature was determined not only by all sorts of theoretical views concerning the causation of physical sensations, but also by the immediate military importance of identifying and treating those suffering from war neurosis.