Emil Kraepelin's legacy: Systematic clinical observation and the categorical classification of psychiatric diseases

Center for Public Mental Health, Dept. Psychiatrie en Neuropsychologie, University of Maastricht, Post Bus 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience (Impact Factor: 3.53). 07/2008; 258 Suppl 2(S2):1-2. DOI: 10.1007/s00406-008-2000-7
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The year 2006 marked the 150 birth year of two key figures in the history of modern psychiatry, Sigmund Freud and Emil Kraepelin. Although the celebration of Freud’s contributions overshadowed those of Kraepelin, his contribution to modern psychiatry still has strong relevance. The Symposium papers presented in this Special Issue of the European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience took place in the Kraepelin Library of the Munich’s Ludwig

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