Approaches to Insanity: A Philosophical and Sociological by Jeff Coulter

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Osmond & J. Smithies in 'Schizophrenia: A New Approach' Journal of Mental Science vol. 98 (1952) pp. 309-15. There were several attempts to test the theory. S. Szara, J. Axelrod & S. ' noted that, using techniques of high sensitivity, they were still unable to detect adrenochrome in the blood of control 'normals' and in the blood of diagnosed 'acute' and 'chronic' schizophrenics, and R. Holland, G. Cohen, M. Goldenberg, J. Sha & A. I. Leifer, in their paper 'Adrenaline and Noradrenaline in the Urine and Plasma of Schizophrenics' Fed.

405 89. S. S. Kety et al op. , p. 360 90. T. ) op. cit. note 12 pp. 424-5 91. A. R. Louch Explanation and Human Action Oxford, Basil Blackwell (1966) p. 55 92. Bernard Rimland 'Psychogenesis versus Biogenesis: The Issues and the Evidence' in S. C. Plog & R. B. ) op. cit. p. 729 93. ibid p. 724. Rimland's paper contains other contradictory assertions. He notes that 'it is indeed true, as many proponents of the psychogenic view have. argued, that there are hardly two informed people who agree on what schizophrenia is in general, or on whether or not a given patient is schizophrenic' {p.

Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, Vol. 77 (1957) 46. S. S. Kety et al 'Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism in Shizophrenia' American journal of Psychiatry vol. 104 (194R) and W. P. A. Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry vol. 68 (1952) 32 Approaches to Insanity 4 7. Manfred Bleuler 'Some Results of Research in Schizophrenia,' Behavioural Science vol. 15 No. 3 (May 1970) p. 214 48. Alan A. Boulton, op. , p. 27 49. A. K. Schapiro, 'An Attempt to Demonstrate a Catatonigenic Agent in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Catatonic Schizophrenic Patients' f ournal of Nervous and Mental Disorders Vol.

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