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Life-Chart Methodology: a long past and a short history
Article first published online: 15 MAR 2006
Volume 8, Issue 2, pages 200–202, April 2006
How to Cite
Livianos-Aldana, L. and Rojo-Moreno, L. (2006), Life-Chart Methodology: a long past and a short history. Bipolar Disorders, 8: 200–202. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-5618.2006.00301.x
- Issue published online: 15 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 15 MAR 2006
- Received 6 February 2004, revised and accepted for publication 19 November 2004
- bipolar disorders;
- historical case report;
- Life-Chart Method
Objectives: Nowadays, the use of the Life-Chart Methodology is common in bipolar disorder clinics. Our aim was to present a chart from the Archives of the University Heidelberg (Germany).
Methods: The clinical case records dating from Emil Kraepelin's direction of the Psychiatric Clinic at Heidelberg were systematically screened.
Results: Among the clinical records of patients suffering from manic depressive illness we located one record with a detailed charting of the clinical course.
Conclusions: The chart reviewed shows that the Life-Chart Method was used more than a hundred years ago and for the same purpose, as an aid to clinicians.