FRANKLIN G. EBAUGH, M.C., F.A.C.P.; HENRY W. BROSIN, M.C.
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In this section will be discussed only the forensic problems pertinent to the psychoses due to direct head injury. In the official classification of the American Psychiatric Association these are known as: (1) Traumatic delirium, (2) posttraumatic personality disorder (new diagnosis) or traumatic constitution (old diagnosis), and (3) posttraumatic mental deterioration (dementia).10, 30, 41, 46, 66, 67 These designations do not describe sharply defined entities, but only variable symptom-complexes with overlapping boundaries. The numerous relationships of head injury to other psychoses1 and neuroses2 will be presented in other sections of this book. The senior author (Franklin G. Ebaugh) has
EBAUGH FG, BROSIN HW. TRAUMATIC PSYCHOSES1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:666–696. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-4-666
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(4):666-696.
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