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Genèse et évolution de la manie sans délire chez Philippe Pinel. Contribution à l’étude des fondements psychopathologiques de la notion de passage à l’acte

Abstract : The author of this article intends to examine the genesis and the evolution of the category of insanity without delusion for its promoter, Philippe Pinel (1745–1826), known as the founder of the French modern psychiatry. This study was conducted on the observations and different classifications found in Philippe Pinel's corpus and is therefore based on a comparative method between the numerous documents written by Pinel. This article relates the conceptual and semiological evolution, from the first descriptions of insanity without disruption of the understanding functions that are found in the Tableau general des fous de Bicêtre au nombre d’environ 200, published in 1794, up to the last occurrence, probably in the sixth and last edition of the Nosographique philosophique ou la méthode de l’analyse appliquée à la medicine, published in 1818, and passing notably through its textual appearance in the Observations sur les aliénés, et leur division en espèces distinctes in 1799. Up to now, historical research dealing with insanity without delusion had been applied to show the paradigm value of this category and its place and function in the development of Pinel's reflection. However, no research had carried out a systematic investigation on the clinic and nosographical reality of insanity without delusion according to Pinel. When considering in detail the outcome of insanity without delusion according to its founder, this article shows its permanency in Pinel's writings and examines its clinic reality. It can therefore be considered as a contribution to the psychopathological foundation of the notion of acting out.
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Yohan Trichet. Genèse et évolution de la manie sans délire chez Philippe Pinel. Contribution à l’étude des fondements psychopathologiques de la notion de passage à l’acte. L'Évolution Psychiatrique, Elsevier, 2014, 79 (2), pp.207 - 224. ⟨10.1016/j.evopsy.2013.06.008⟩. ⟨hal-01728285⟩

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