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Chapter 11. Psychotic Disorders

Adam Wolkin, M.D.; Dolores Malaspina, M.D.; Mary Perrin, Dr.P.H.; Thomas W. McAllister, M.D.; Cheryl Corcoran, M.D.
DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9781585624201.676039

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An association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the subsequent development of psychopathology, including psychosis, has been suggested since the nineteenth century. Early in the twentieth century, Emil Kraepelin (1919) hypothesized that brain injuries in childhood might either cause or release predisposition to schizophrenia, implicating a causative role for TBI in psychotic illness.

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