By offering a symptomatic introspection into the mysteries of Garabet Ibraileanu's destiny, the authors of this panoramic volume present a brief pathological contextualization disposed on three axes (psychiatric--consciousness, neurological--feeling and somatic--body) as a reconsideration of four psychiatric comorbidities (schizotype
, paranoid, anxiety, compulsive obsession) of the Romanian prose writer's life.
How to tell a happy from an unhappy schizotype
: Personality factors and mental health outcomes in individuals with psychotic experiences.
As these schizophrenic-like characteristics may be found at subclinical or benign levels among many people this personality profile has been dubbed the "happy schizotype
" (McCreery & Claridge, 1995).
The search for a schizotype
. Crossing the border again.
Chapman and Chapman (19) reported common observation of mixed handedness in individuals measuring high on psychosis-proneness and schizotype
, a finding that was further supported by Kim et al (20) and Richardson (21).
The phenomenology of the social self: The schizotype
and the melancholic type.
Both autobiographically and symbolically, the narrative persona Federman projects is a "schizotype
of Code suicides Mental disorders due to F10 76 alcoholism 32.61 Mood disorders 32.18 F30-F39 75 Neurotic disorders correlated with F40-F49 52 stress and somatic disorders 22.31 Schizophrenia, schizotype
and F20-F29 20 delusional disorders 8.58 Personality disorders 4.2 F60-F69 10 Total 100 233 Seasonality of suicides in Romania
One study investigated the association of MPAs and neurological soft signs with schizotype
in first degree relatives (11).
Gray, Fernandez, Williams, Ruddle, and Snowden (2002), taking account of the multi-dimensional nature of schizotypy (see Bentall, Claridge, & Slade, 1989; Claridge et al., 1996; Vollema & Van den Bosch, 1995), found that visual LI was attenuated in high scorers on the scales of the Oxford-Liverpool Inventory of Feelings and Experiences (O-LIFE; Mason, Claridge, & Jackson, 1995) that relate to the positive symptom of schizotype
. They subsequently suggested that 'the cognitive processes underlying the mediation of LI are related to the genesis of unusual experiences in schizotypy and, by extension, the positive symptoms of schizophrenia' (p.
This offers some support for McCreery and Claridge's (1995) notion of the pathology-free "happy schizotype
," prone to paranormal experiences.