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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Alexopoulos, Panagiotis; Kurz, Alexander 
Title:
The New Conceptualization of Alzheimer's Disease under the Microscope of Influential Definitions of Disease. 
Abstract:
According to its new conceptualization, Alzheimer's disease (AD) has preclinical and symptomatic phases, and biomarker abnormality justifies the diagnosis of the disease.The conceptual validity of AD is assessed on the basis of the disease definitions of T. Szasz, R.E. Kendell and J.G. Scadding, C. Boorse, K.W.M. Fulford and J.C. Wakefield, as well as of the DSM-5 classification system.The new AD conceptualization could fit the Szaszian disease definition, provided that AD biomarkers reflected t...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Psychopathology 
Year:
2015 
Journal volume:
48 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
359-67 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0254-4962 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie