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Kings Row (1942), for example, rewrites the father-daughter incest of its best-selling source novel as dementia praecox on the part of the daughter.
In his epochal work, Dementia Praecox or the Group of Schizophrenias, Bleuler courageously incorporated a psychoanalytic perspective in his interpretation of the behavior of schizophrenic patients.
Since then, the term schizophrenia (or "fragmented mind," in one translation from the German) has replaced dementia praecox as the favored term for the devastating ailment.

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