Re: terms

Errol Back-Cunningham (
26 Sep 1996 10:59:28 GMT

In <52bfge$> (David Lloyd-Jones)
> Back-Cunningham) wrote:
>>>In <5292g0$> (David
>>>>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.
>> In fact the whole thing is just good old psychobabble.
>This is a very silly thing to say. Schizophrenia, depression and
>bipolar affective disorder are as real as death or money, and you
>scoff at them at your peril.

David - these disorder are defined in terms of the views and
of the adherents to particular camps of philosophy. If you had the
you would look back on the views and terms espoused by practioners
of mental health two hundred years ago and ask yourself why the
views and terms of the present generation should not be viewed in
pretty much the same way in two hundred years time - with amusement.