Aphorisms on the Treatment and Management of the Insane

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byJohn Gideon Millingen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1840 Excerpt: ... APHORISMS ON INSANITY. BOOK FIRST. On Insanity in general. 1. Every morbid state that influences our reflective, observant, and imaginative faculties, disables an individual from conducting the process of reasoning, or the sound and healthy exercise of his mental attributes, constitutes insanity. Locke has defined madness in the following terms:--"Madmen do not appear to have lost the faculty of reasoning, but having joined together some ideas very wrongly, they mistake them for truths, and they err, as men do that argue right from wrong principles." Cullen describes the disease to be, "in a person awake, a false or mistaken judgment of those relations of things which, as occurring most frequently in life, are those about B 2. A precise definition of madness cannot be attempted, as its degrees and intensity depend which the generality of men form the same judgment, and particularly when the judgment is very different from what the person himself had before usually formed. There is generally some false perception of external objects, and that such false perception necessarily occasions a delirium, or erroneous judgment, which is to be considered as the disease." It is evident, as Dr. Pritchard very justly observes, "that these definitions merely apply to melancholia and monomania, or partial insanity:" these phenomena are very different from those of mania or raving madness, in which the mind is totally deranged, and in incoherence or dementia, in which the condition of the faculties is such as to preclude the possibility of any mental effort or voluntary direction of thought. The best division of insanity is, no doubt, that of Heinroth, which is as follows:--First kind of mental disorder. Disorder of the moral disposition. First form. Exaltation, or excess...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1840 Excerpt: ... APHORISMS ON INSANITY. BOOK FIRST. On Insanity in general. 1. Every morbid state that influences our reflective, observant, and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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