The Treatment of Schizophrenia: A Survey of the Literature

The Treatment of Schizophrenia: A Survey of the Literature THE TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA: A Survey of the Literature* Leland E. Hinsie, M.D. CONTENTS A. Prophylaxis B. Psychotherapy C. Biological preparations 1. Organotherapy (a) Testicular preparations, (b) ovarian preparations, (c) thyroid preparations, (d) thymus preparations. D. Pharmacotherapy 1. Prolonged narcosis (a) Sodium nucleate 2. Artificial leucocytosis (a) Sodium nucleate 3. Sodium chloride infusion 4. Cocain hydrochloride 5. Injections of metallic salts 6. Strychnotonon 7. Magnesium sulphate intraspinally 8. Luminal 9. Arsenic E. Fever therapy 1. Tuberculin 2. Typhoid vaccine 3. Malaria F. Aseptic meningitis 1. Horse serum intraspinally G. Serotherapy 1. Heterogenous serum 2. Autogenous serum *Reprinted from Psychiatric Quarterly, Volume 3 (1929). The author was affiliated with the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Ward's Island, New York. PSYCHIATRIC QUARTERLY, Vol. 70, No. 1, Spring 1999 0033-2720/99/0300-0005$16.00/0 5 PSYCHIATRIC QUARTERLY H. Focal infection J. Physiotherapy 1. Hydrotherapy 2. Diathermy K. Surgical procedures 1. Appendicostomy 2. Thyroidectomy 3. Vasectomy 4. Lumbar puncture L. Occupational therapy M. Summary Not long after Kraepelin attempted to define the mental disorder which he called dementia praecox and now more generally known as schizophrenia, there fol- lowed not only a general awakening of clinical interests but gradually a more rational therapeutic attitude began to manifest Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

The Treatment of Schizophrenia: A Survey of the Literature

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 1999 by Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
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