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Kraepelin's syndrome

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Also called Kraepelin’s anxiety neurosis. Synonyms: traumatic hypochondria, traumatic neurosis. A no longer used term for an acute psychogenic languish as a consequence of massive psychosocial stress. Both the term and the conceptions behind it were more common in French-speaking than in German-speaking countries.


  • E. Kraepelin:
    Psychiatrie. Ein Lehrbuch für Studierende und Ärzte.
    8th edition, 1915. Page 451.

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