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Online Journal of Neurology and Brain Disorders

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Neurosis and Psychosis in German and French Nosography

Volume 1 - Issue 5

Ronaldo Chicre Araujo*, José Dionísio de Paula Júnior, Gabriel da Costa Duriguetto and Nathália Corbelli Fernandes

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    • Department of Psychology, Foundation President Antônio Carlos (FUPAC), Brazil

    *Corresponding author: Ronaldo Chicre Araujo, Department of Psychology, Foundation President Antônio Carlos (FUPAC), Rua Lincoln Rodrigues Costa, Brazil

Received: September 17, 2018;   Published: September 20, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/OJNBD.2018.01.000125

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Neuroses and psychoses refer to clinical and nosographic problems. The terms psychoses and neuroses have long existed in the nosological vocabulary. Initially, they do not constitute a pair of opposites, they do not exclude themselves, they can overlap. Psychosis corresponds to mental illness, the psychiatric condition [1]. It is the technical concept to replace the term madness. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, psychosis covered both mental disorders of organic origin, for example, “paralytic psychosis” to designate general paralysis, such as functional diseases, ie delusions, as well as some mental disorders, like “obsessive psychosis”, which today could be called neurosis. The term neurosis is rather an aetiological and nosological concept, since the disorders are not based on the organic lesion. Psychoses without organic bases and not triggered by a toxic-infectious process could be considered neuroses.

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