African Silences by Peter Matthiessen

By Peter Matthiessen

African Silences is a strong and sobering account of the cataclysmic depredation of the African panorama and its natural world. during this severely acclaimed paintings Peter Matthiessen explores new terrain on a continent he has written approximately in prior books, A Tree the place guy used to be Born -- nominated for the nationwide publication Award -- and Sand Rivers.

Through his eyes we see elephants, white rhinos, gorillas, and different endangered creatures of the wild. We proportion the drama of the trips themselves, together with a harmful crossing of the continent in a mild airplane. And alongside the best way, we research of the human lives oppressed via bankrupt political regimes and economies, and threatened by way of the sluggish ecological disaster to which they've got simply began to evoke.

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Table 13 shows that there were slight age differences in the age at the onset between men and women within individual diagnostic Table 12. 3%) Demographic data of the subjects 47 Table 13. 2 SD) Other diagnoses of the schizophrenic spectrum (DSM-lII-RIICD 10) subgroups (cycloid psychoses and other spectrum psychoses apart from schizophrenia according to DSM-III-R1ICD 10). Social situation (school, occupation, marital status) Tables A6 and A7 in the Appendix show the social situation of the subjects at the time of the first hospitalization and at the time of the follow-up study.

However, in contrast to the manic-depressive illness he found only a low familial loading (Leonhard 1986, 1995). He Studies of monozygotic twin pairs discordant for schizophrenia 33 distinguished three clinical subgroups: anxiety-happiness psychosis, confusion psychosis and motility psychosis. Recent investigations have been able to confirm and validate the concept of cycloid psychoses (Perris 1975, Brockington et al. 1982, Beckmann et al. 1990, Strik et al. 1993,1996). Based on specific symptomatological similarities, Leonhard describes unsystematic schizophrenia as the malevolent cousin of cycloid psychosis.

The co-twin is/was also psychotic and show/showed a psychopathological cross-sectional picture with consideration of the course of the illness, requiring assignment to the same diagnostic main category of 3 - 5 to which the indextwin had been classified. Concordance group C2. The co-twin suffers/suffered from another psychosis of the schizophrenic spectrum. Concordance group C3. The co-twin does not/did not suffer from a schizophrenic spectrum psychosis (in this case: cycloid psychosis, unsystematic or systematic schizophrenias), but does exhibit another relevant psychiatric disorder, except a demential disorder or a mental retardation.

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