Re: terms

Errol Back-Cunningham (
24 Sep 1996 22:50:54 GMT

In <5292g0$> (David Lloyd-Jones)
> Back-Cunningham) wrote:
>> Schizoid implies being classified under the 'Diagnostic and
>> Statistical Model - the infamous DSM' as schizophrenic -
>> schizoaffective - would imply an 'affected' schizoid - someone
>> who affected to appear that way - multi-personality - or
>> multi-entity - in real life, generally in response to a
>> certain situation that the original entity or personality was
>> unable to handle - eg. small, wimpish person, has another
>> side - Rambo - that comes out when he gets pressured or stressed
>> in some way.
>Errol Back-Cunningham is making it up out of thin air, and can't be
>bothered to look it up in a common dictionary.
>The "affect" referred to in schizoaffective is not affectation, but
>affect, which means mood, with a slight bias toward meaning the
>external manifestations of mood. The major affects are mania and
>depression. Doctors tend to think that these are the only two, but
>this is wrong. "Saturninity" or any other mood that shows would also
>be an affect.
>The entry for schizoaffective in Webster's Third reads exactly what
>you would expect it to read: "exhibiting symptoms of both
>schizophrenia and manic-depression."
>Now then, Errol, up to the blackboard. Write one hundred times "I
>will not make stuff up when I don't really know."

Interestingly the word does not occur in my:
Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus - The New Only Fully
Integrated Dictionary and Thesaurus - You must be referring to
a word Invented by Americans again: When did you invent it?