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DYNAMIC DISTURBANCES IN THE HANDWRITING OF PSYCHOTICS With Reference to Schizophrenic, Paranoid and Manic-Depressive Psychosis.
THEA STEIN LEWINSON
Am J Psychiatry 1940;97:102-135.
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1. The handwriting of psychotic patients show definite characteristics.2. The basic disturbance in the psychotic handwriting is expressed by the drastic disturbance in the dynamic relationship.3. The fundamental dynamic disturbance finds different modifications in the handwriting of the schizophrenic, the paranoid and the manic-depressive patients.4. These different modifications are characterized by an emphasized disturbance in one of the graphic spheres:a. The dimension of breadth in schizophrenic writings.b. The dimension of depth in paranoid writings.c. The dynamic relationship implicating the dimension of height in manic-depressive condition writings.

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