Kraepelin was a psychiatrist who studied the description and
classification of mental disorders, leading to what we now
call the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric
Association. He believed that if symptom clusters could
be identified then research could more easily begin the work
of identifying the etiology or causation. He is likely
best known for identifying and naming dementia praecox, the precursor
to what we now call schizophrenia.
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